Volta Trucks has officially started series production of the Volta Zero electric truck in Steyr, Austria, where the production site is located. Order books for the inaugural Volta Zero are now open. Following the Design Verification and Production Validation prototypes started in 2022, the first series production customer-specification vehicles have now entered the production line. The initial batch of vehicles will be used for the Volta Zero Driving Experience Programme. This test drive programme, where customers will be loaned a truck for an extended period, will allow fleet operators to understand how the production-specification all-electric medium-duty truck will integrate into their operations.
Volta Trucks’ production site in Steyr, Austria
Now, following the start of production, the trucks produced will undergo rigorous and extensive quality assurance and testing, with the first trucks ordered by customers expected to be dispatched in Q3, 2023. Volta Trucks’ contract manufacturing facility is owned by Steyr Automotive. Following an extensive tender process, Steyr Automotive was appointed in August 2021 based on its extensive experience in commercial vehicle manufacturing, existing manufacturing facilities, and consequent speed to market. Steyr Automotive offers Volta Trucks more than 100 years of manufacturing experience building commercial vehicles. Steyr Automotive has reserved a capacity of up to 14,000 vehicles per year for Volta Trucks from their total available production
“The first full production Volta Zero going into the production line here at Steyr is the most substantial milestone the company has achieved to date”, stated Co-Founder and Chief Manufacturing and Logistics Officer of Volta Trucks, Kjell Walöen. “In just 2.5 years, less than half the time existing truck manufacturers take, we have moved from launching a concept, through the engineering, development and quality phases and now the start of production of the final specification models that will be driven by customers, making our urban environments safer and more sustainable. The industry-leading pace to market set by Volta Trucks is a true testament to the highly skilled and driven professionals in the company and our partners, and the whole team is extremely proud of this milestone moment.”