Electric truck specialist Volta Trucks will present the Volta Zero to Dutch customers next week.
This follows the recent UK roadshow and events in Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Munich, and Frankfurt where nearly 1,000 individual customer demonstrations of the Volta Zero have been undertaken. Volta says this has led to over 2,500 pre-orders with an order value exceeding €600 million.
The Volta Zero will make its Dutch debut at Zero Emission : EcoMobiel from 12-14 October in Brabanthallen, Netherlands.
The Netherlands introduction comes at the same time as a significant expansion of the company’s European presence with in-market Business Development Managers now operating in France, Spain, Italy, Germany, and the UK. The teams of Michaela Pellegrino and Ileana Centorame (Italy), William Carlsson and Chris Heddle (UK), Maxime Hourquin (Spain), Anthony Buron (France) and Celina Mittelsten Scheid in Germany are already working with prospects and customers to help support their migration to full-electric commercial vehicles and to decarbonise their fleets.
Business Development Director of Volta Trucks, Carla Detrieux, said: “Having already visited many European markets, I’m delighted that we can bring the Volta Zero to the Netherlands. The Volta Zero has received a very positive reception across Europe where we’ve undertaken nearly 1,000 demonstrations and, as a result, have taken over 2,500 pre-orders. This clearly shows the significant customer demand we already have in the market. To be able to further capitalise on this momentum, we now have in-market Business Development Managers supporting our customers across France, Spain, Italy, Germany, and the UK. Our team of experts can help customers understand how the Volta Zero can decarbonise their fleets, as we look towards having the first Volta Zero vehicles on the road next year.”
The Volta Zero is a purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne vehicle designed for inner-city 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 kms (95 – 125 miles); Volta claims the Volta Zero will eliminate an estimated 1.2M tonnes of CO2 by 2025.
The prototype Volta Zero was launched in September 2020, with the first vehicles expected to be operating with customers in mid-2022.
Volta Trucks describes itself as 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 forthcoming manufacturing facility in Steyr, Austria. The company also has sales teams across France, Spain, Italy, Germany, and the UK. Volta Trucks says it is partnering with a number of global leaders in the supply chain for the development and production of the Volta Zero.