Volta Trucks has announced European Whole Vehicle Type Approval for its 16-tonne all-electric Volta Zero vehicle.
The European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) certification allows Volta Trucks to produce and sell the all-electric Volta Zero in volume. It’s the process used to ensure that all vehicles meet stringent and relevant environmental, safety and security standards.
The certification of the all-electric Volta Zero comes as the second-generation ‘Production Verification’ prototypes are soon to be delivered to customers across Europe as part of a Pilot Fleet of vehicles. These vehicles will be loaned to customers for extended periods of time.
To achieve the required accreditation, Volta Trucks worked with the experts at ATEEL UK Ltd, ATEEL S.à r.l., and the Société Nationale de Certification et d’Homologation (SNCH), the Luxembourg approval authority who oversee approval for international UNECE and European regulations. These approval bodies oversaw the testing and reports to secure the certification of the Volta Zero.
The vehicle underwent multiple systems and individual component testing on areas such as braking, steering, lighting and glazing, along with the vehicle safety systems. Series production Volta Zeros are due to start rolling off the line of the company’s contract manufacturing facility in Steyr, Austria, this year.
Essa Al-Saleh, Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks, says; “Receiving the European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval is a huge milestone for Volta Trucks, and our mission to make city centre streets safer and more sustainable for all,” adding, “We are now all set for the start of Series Production at our manufacturing facility in Steyr, Austria, to put trucks into the hands of our customers, and start the work of delivering on our mission.”