Volta Trucks is preparing to accelerate its market launch for Sweden following positive interest from customers.
The company will accelerate its launch plans and is set to have vehicles on the road in Sweden in mid-2023, ahead of the original market launch plan to introduce the vehicle later in 2024. This decision has been made due to increased demand and rapidly growing interest among customers operating in Scandinavia.
Carl-Magnus Norden, the Swedish Founder of Volta Trucks said: “Sweden has a long and proud heritage of producing high-quality commercial vehicles and at Volta Trucks, we have identified an interesting slice of the total transport market in the Medium Duty segment for urban deliveries. We care about cities, their people, and our planet. The Volta Zero has been designed from the ground up as an all-electric vehicle with zero tailpipe emissions, and has been purpose-built for urban transportation with safety and sustainability at the heart of what we do.”
The all-electric Volta Zero is designed with urban safety in mind, for both the driver as well as the people walking and cycling on the city streets around the vehicle. The driver of a Volta Zero sits in a central seating position in the cabin and in a much lower position compared with a conventional truck. This combination, plus a glass house-style cab design, gives the driver a wide 220-degree direct vision and combines with advanced camera technology to provide maximum visibility around the whole vehicle.
The sliding doors fitted on each side of the cabin, allow the driver to enter or exit on either side of the vehicle, and always onto the pavement. The low cabin allows the driver to simply step in and out of the vehicle, rather than climbing up and down from a traditional truck cab, which is known to create health and safety issues and impact on driver retention.
Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks, Essa Al-Saleh, said: “We are currently in dialogue with several large Swedish transport providers and our objective is to ensure they can obtain vehicles from our customer experience fleet in mid-2023. These extended test drives will enable customers to fully evaluate the truck on the local roads and understand how this new all-electric Volta Zero, together with Volta Trucks’ unique Truck as a Service (TaaS) offering, will fit into their current fleet and daily operations.”