Volta Trucks, which has developed the world’s first purpose-built full-electric large freight distribution vehicle, the Volta Zero, has announced it will be put on an exclusive trial in several Nordic countries.
Bring and Posten, the Nordic region’s leading distributor of parcels, cargo, and mail, has chosen the Volta Zero where it will be put to use for a network of inner-city mail and parcel pick-up and drop-off locations in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland, commencing in Q1-2021
With the full-electric, zero-emission truck specifically designed to operate in inner city environments, the Volta Zero will be extensively tested in the locations it was designed to excel in, providing real-world data and driver feedback to engineers in the vehicle development program.
The Volta Zero has been created to reduce the environmental impact of freight deliveries in city centers. Designed from the ground up with an operating pure-electric range of 150 – 200 kms (95 – 125 miles), the Volta Zero is said to eliminate an estimated 180,000 tons of CO2 by 2025.
Per Öhagen, executive vice president of e-commerce and logistics of Bring, said: “By 2025, our goal is that all our vehicles and buildings will be emission neutral. To reach that goal, partnering with companies like Volta Trucks are crucial. To be the first pilot user of a Volta Truck in Scandinavia sends a clear message of our sustainability intent, and we look forward to a good collaboration to develop the emission-free trucks of the future.”
The first prototype Volta Zero is currently being built, and will be launched later in 2020, with the first pilot test vehicles due to start evaluation with customers in Q1-2021.