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Electric Volta Zero truck set for real-world trial with cargo and mail company

02 July 2020 #Bus and Coach #TNB News

Volta Trucks’ first purpose-built full-electric large freight distribution vehicle – Volta Zero – has been selected for a trial by Scandinavian parcel, cargo and mail company, Bring and Posten.

The Volta Zero will be extensively tested across Bring and Posten’s network of inner-city parcel pick-up and drop-off locations in order to provide real-world data and driver feedback to engineers in the vehicle development programme.

With a 125-mile range, the 16-tonne Volta Zero has zero CO2 and NOx emissions and will undergo the trials in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, at the beginning of 2021.

Per Öhagen, Executive Vice President of E-commerce and Logistics of Bring, said, “By 2025, our goal is that all our vehicles and buildings will be emission neutral.

“To reach that goal, partnering with companies like Volta Trucks, is crucial. To be the first pilot user of a Volta Truck in Scandinavia sends a clear message of our sustainability intent, and we look forward to a good collaboration to develop the emission-free trucks of the future.”

Rob Fowler, Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks, added, “ Our mission is to create a purpose-built, full-electric large delivery vehicle that will help improve the safety of pedestrians and other road users and improve the air quality for all.”

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