Volta BEV Truck to Take On London

Scandinavia’s Volta Trucks will take on its toughest challenge to date by releasing its BEV delivery truck on the streets of one of the busiest cities in Europe.

Parcel delivery company DPD will deploy a Volta Zero 16-ton truck for some of its deliveries in London starting in the first quarter of 2021. It will work within the UK’s capital city’s Ultra Low Emission Zone and support the company’s micro-depot strategy in Westminster.

Rob Fowler, chief executive officer of Volta Trucks, said: “As the world’s first purpose-built full-electric large commercial vehicle, the Volta Zero was specifically designed to deliver parcels and freight in inner city locations where today’s air quality and noise pollution challenges are at their worst.

“The Volta Zero is also much safer for the city’s pedestrians and other road users than other large goods vehicles, thanks to the unique design of the cab that offers the driver significantly enhanced visibility. Its full-electric drivetrain also offers near-silent operation, meaning DPD will be able to utilise the Volta Zero in the centre of London in an efficient 24-hour operation.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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