Volta Trucks another newbie has joined the ‘Zero Emission’ electric truck race and will be launching four full-electric commercial vehicles. The trucks will be between 7.5t and 19t and will be manufactured at multiple facilities.
The target is to sell 27,000 vehicles annually across expanded markets.
Volta Trucks plan to launch these new trucks by 2025. The Volta Zero was the first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle designed for inner-city last-mile deliveries, and Volta is building on the Zero for these new models.
The Volta Zero will be the first of the four delivered. Volta plans to have its Pilot Fleet trucks built by the end of 2021 and series production is planned to start around 12 months afterward.
Currently, the vehicle is still in the engineering development phase and testing of the early prototype is due to start soon.
Following the production of the 16-tonne Volta Zero will be the largest vehicle, the 19-tonne one. After that will be the mid-size 12-tonne variants in 2023.
Volta expects a Pilot Fleet of the smaller 7.5-tonne vehicles to be launched for customer trials in 2023, with production commencing in late 2024. The later vehicles are currently in the early design development phase.
Volta plans for all variants to be designed with optimized payloads, which offer fleet managers the chance to use a reduced number of larger Volta Zero vehicles — which, in turn, removes several smaller vans from their operations.
This would help reduce inner-city traffic congestion and pollution.
Reference- Volta Trucks Online Newsroom, Inside EVs, EV Obsession