Volta Trucks has secured an opportunity to presents its new vehicle in real-world service to potential volume customers.
The company is currently busy building its first prototype that will be launched later in 2020, to be ready for trials in Q1 2021.
The Posten (aka Norwegian Post) together with its subsidiary Bring brand, intends to test an undisclosed number of the Volta Zero in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland, in inner-city mail and parcel pick-up and drop-off service.
“With the full-electric, zero-emission truck specifically designed to operate in inner city environments, the Volta Zero will be extensively tested in the locations it was designed to excel in, providing real-world data and driver feedback to engineers in the vehicle development programme.”
According to Volta Trucks, the Volta Zero will be able to drive 150-200 km (95-125 miles) on a single charge.Volta Zero
The purpose-built 16-tonne delivery vehicle may be an attractive solution for the operators, and if successful, the entire company might be acquired by some larger player.
Here is what we know about the vehicle so far:
- Weight (GVW): 16,000 kg
- Euro Pallets load: 16
- Loadspace: Height: 2,200 mm, Length: 6,900 mm, Width: 2,485 mm
- range of 150-200 km (95-125 miles)
- Total Height: 3,470 mm, Total Length: 9,460 mm, Total Width: 2,550 mm
- central driving position (1 + 2 passenger seats on sides), much lower than in conventional trucks
- a glass house-style cab design for a wide 220-degrees of visibility, minimising dangerous blind spots
- sliding doors on both sides
Gallery: Volta Zero