The Volta Zero is the first fully electric 16-tonne vehicle designed for inner-city freight transport.
The Swedish company chooses Madrid, along with other cities in the European Union, to introduce its high-capacity electric vehicle for logistics distribution in city centers, which should be on the road in 2023
2023 will be precisely the company’s first year of mass production, during which it plans to produce 5,000 vehicles across Europe, a number that will increase to 14,000 trucks in 2024 and up to 27,000 in 2025. .
The Swedish startup sets up in Spain the first fully electric 16-tonne vehicle designed for transporting goods in the city centre, which reduces the environmental impact of transporting goods in urban centres, where the air quality is poorer.
In concrete terms, the circulation of its vehicles is should be a reality in Madrid, in 2021, it exceeded the recommended contamination limits, throughout 2023after the start of series production at the end of the year.
Thus, the company plans produce 5,000 vehicles across Europe in 2023, a number that will increase to 14,000 trucks in 2024 and up to 27,000 in 2025. The 16-tonne model would be the first of four between 7.5 and 18 tons that are planned to be manufactured for European markets.
The Volta Zero vehicle has a range of up to 200 km, a top speed of 90 km/h and a payload capacity of up to 8,000 kg.
According to internal estimates, the Volta Zero will remove approximately 1.2 million tons of CO2 emissions from the atmosphere in 2025. These characteristics, among others, make it the ideal means of transport for urban centers, in addition to It has 90% fewer mechanical parts than an equivalent vehicle with a fossil combustion engine.l, so the maintenance requirements are much lower.
Additionally, the company has the innovative solution Truck as a Service (TaaS) for fleet electrification of vehicles of all sizes, maximizing their intervals of activity and the efficiency of their operation. It is designed for enable commercial fleet operators to simplify, manage and reduce the risks of migrating to electrification.
Finally, the vehicle created by Volta Trucks is positioned not only as one of the most durable logistics trucks in the world, but also as one of the safest thanks to an avant-garde design, influenced by its innovative electric powertrain. Thus, it allows for a radically different approach to safety of pedestrians, drivers and vehicles. Additionally, the Volta Zero has a cab offering 220 degree visibility to the driver avoid blind spots and reduce accidents with cyclists and other road users.
After London and Paris, Volta Zero will reach the rest of Europe.
London and Paris were the first cities which the company has opted for, which will arrive at the end of the year, due to the legislative situation subject to decarbonization and the need for fully electric zero-emission commercial vehicles. These will be followed by other strategic cities in the rest of Europe and, later, in the North American market.
Currently, the company has already signed several commercial agreements in Europe, with reservations of more than 5,000 vehicles with a value of more than 1,200 million euros.
They recently signed an agreement with DB Schenker, Europe’s leading road transport companywith a demand for nearly 1,500 100% electric vehicles, and with Little Forester, the largest rental fleet of refrigerated vehicles in Europe, with a demand for 1,000 trucks.
More information: voltatrucks.com