Volta Trucks has confirmed that the Volta Zero will make its Italian debut between 7 and 11 June in Milan. The customer event in Italy comes soon after similar successful French and Spanish events that have seen over 600 individual demonstrations of the Volta Zero in COVID-secure environments. The arrival in Italy also follows the company’s recently announced Europe-first principles within its Road-to-Zero Emissions strategy.
The vehicle will be displayed in conjunction with Volta Trucks partner, DB Schenker, in Peschiera Borromeo, near Milan.
Volta Zero, the former stages of the roadshow: Spain
Spanish fleet operators and customers experienced the e-truck, the first purpose-built full-electric large commercial vehicle designed for city centre logistics, in Madrid and Barcelona. The presentation of the Volta Zero in Madrid, in partnership with Petit Forestier, Europe’s leading refrigerated truck rental company, follows the December 2020 announcement that Petit Forestier had purchased 1,000 Volta Zero vehicles. This is believed to be Europe’s biggest single purchase of large full-electric commercial vehicles and comes alongside a strategic partnership to develop a refrigerated version of the Volta Zero with Petit Forestier’s own body builder, Lecapitaine.
A 16 tonne electric truck with up to 200 kms range
The full electric 16-tonne truck is designed for inner-city freight deliveries, reducing the environmental impact of freight deliveries in city centres. Designed from the ground up with an operating pure-electric range of 150 – 200 kms (95 – 125 miles), the e-truck from Volta Trucks will eliminate an estimated nearly 1.2M tonnes of CO2 by 2025. Safety is also at the heart of Volta Trucks: thanks to the removal of the internal combustion engine, the operator of a Volta Zero sits in a central driving position, with a much lower seat height than a conventional truck. This combination, plus a glass house-style cab design, gives the driver a wide 220-degrees of visibility, minimising dangerous blind spots. The prototype was launched in September 2020, with the first vehicles expected to be operating with customers in late 2021.