Volta Trucks, the leading and disruptive full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has confirmed its attendance at IAA Hannover, Europe’s largest show for the commercial vehicle industry, at Deutsche Messe AG, Messegelände, 30521 Hannover, Germany between 19 – 25 September.
Following a number of invitation-only customer events, IAA Hannover will be the first time the full-electric Volta Zero has been on public display in the important German market. Volta Trucks will present a roadgoing Volta Zero Design Verification prototype vehicle in its own sustainable city environment on booth #B18. A prototype Volta Zero will also be available for customer evaluation and feedback within the organiser’s demonstration drive environment. On hand will also be a number of Volta Trucks experts covering the product, the Truck as a Service subscription model, including vehicle charging, and experts on the subsidies and incentives available for customers transitioning to zero-tailpipe emission fleets across European markets.
Confirming Volta Trucks’ participation at the IAA Hannover, Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks, Essa Al-Saleh, said; “Germany is an extremely important market to Volta Trucks and the wider automotive industry. We see significant commercial traction in Germany for the full-electric Volta Zero thanks, in part, to the progressive mindset of German fleet owners and generous subsidies and incentives from the government to motivate the transition to zero tailpipe emission trucks. I’m looking forward to meeting our customers and future prospects at the show, as well as enabling them to experience a Design Verification prototype vehicle first-hand at the event’s driving experience centre. It promises to be a significant moment for Volta Trucks, just ahead of starting real-world vehicle evaluation and trials of vehicles in customer depots later this year, and commencing production of customer vehicles soon afterwards.”
About the Volta Zero.
The Volta Zero is the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne vehicle designed for urban logistics, reducing the environmental impact of freight deliveries in city centres. Designed from the ground up with an operating pure-electric range of 150 – 200 kilometres miles, the Volta Zero will eliminate an estimated 1.2M tonnes of CO2 by 2025.
Safety is also at the heart of Volta Trucks, with its ambition of producing the safest trucks for our cities. The Volta Zero was designed for electric from the outset, which facilitates a step-change in vehicle, driver and pedestrian safety. 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, minimizing dangerous blind spots. The prototype Volta Zero was launched in September 2020, with the first vehicles expected to be operating with customers in late-2022.
In November 2021, Volta Trucks announced Europe’s largest purchase of full-electric trucks with DB Schenker’s pre-order of 1,470 vehicles. This followed Petit Forestier’s pre-order of 1,000 Volta Zeros. Volta Trucks now has a total pre-order bank of around 6,500 vehicles, with a pre-order bank value of circa €1.4 billion.
About Volta Trucks.
Volta Trucks is a scale-up full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services company. Volta Trucks’ Head Office is in Stockholm, Sweden, with its engineering led from the UK, and contract manufacturing facility in Steyr, Austria. The company also has sales teams across France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, and the UK. Volta Trucks is partnering with a number of global leaders in the supply chain for the development and production of the Volta Zero.