Volta Zero EV truck – 2,500 pre-orders made

European electric HGV and truck startup has reported it has had EUR600 million worth of pre orders for 2,500 of its 16 tonne Volta Zero trucks. Volta has been demonstrating and showing the vehicle in key cities around Europe including Paris, Madrid and Frankfurt where 1,000 individual customer demonstrations have been undertaken. As the Volta Zero has been demonstrated around Europe and the UK, Volta has put in-market business development managers in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and France.

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.” With a range of 95-125 miles, the 16-tonne Volta Zero is built for inner city logistics.

According to the company it could eliminate 1.2 million tonnes from logistics by 2025.The first orders are to be delivered by mid 2022.