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First of fall, Volta Trucks is a leading and disruptive full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer. Moreover and also a services provider. For it is expanding. Especially its UK-based Research and Development capabilities. This comes as the company delivers a program of prototype full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicles. This is for customer evaluation in London and Paris by mid-2022. For this is ahead of series production starting by the end of next year.
The expanding Research and Development team is primarily based near Reading, UK. It’s especially close to where the London vehicles will operate. The scalable offices can currently accommodate over 110 engineers. All working dedicated to the world’s first purpose-built full electric. For I mean a 16-ton commercial vehicle. As well as the forthcoming 7.5, 12 and also a 19-ton variants. The team is also networked to UK vehicle testing facilities. Especially where the company’s first prototype vehicles are already running. Moreover the forthcoming manufacturing plant is moving in Steyr, Austria. It is also connected to the company’s headquarters in Stockholm. Finally and regional offices in Paris. In addition, to other European cities.
In addition, Volta Trucks has embarked on an ambitious recruitment drive. All to accelerate the development of the full-electric Volta Zero. Having started in 2021 with a handful of employees. For now the headcount now stands at over 150. This is as Volta Trucks continues to search for talented. As well as the progressively minded engineers. In addition to industrial and commercial experts. I mean and all to bring vehicles to market on time. The ambition is to have more than 280 employees by the end of 2021. For I heard and with over 70 open positions. They are currently advertised on www.voltatrucks.com/careers and additional roles being frequently added.
The Volta Zero is the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne vehicle. For it’s only designed for inner-city logistics. Thereby reducing the environmental impact. Especially of freight deliveries in city centers. Designed from the ground up. All with an operating pure-electric range of 150 – 200 kilometers (95 – 125 miles). Because the Volta Zero will eliminate an estimated 1.2M tons of CO2. All by or I think even before 2025.
Safety is also at the heart of Volta Trucks. Especially with its ambition of producing the safest trucks for our cities. The Volta Zero was also designed for electric and I mean from Day One! All of which facilitates a step-change in vehicle. Thereby including driver and also pedestrian safety. Thanks to removing of the internal combustion engine. Because the operator of a Volta Zero sits in a central driving position. All with a much lower seat height. Especially when compared with a conventional truck. This combination, plus a glass house-style cab design. For it gives the driver a wide 220-degrees of visibility. Thereby minimizing dangerous blind spots. The prototype Volta Zero was launched in September 2020. All with the first vehicles expected to be operating with customers in mid-2022.
In conclusion, Volta Trucks is a start-up full-electric goods vehicle manufacturer and services company. Finally, Volta Trucks has offices in Sweden, France and the UK. Also it is partnering with a number of global leaders. All in the supply chain. That’s especially for the development and production of the Volta Zero.
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