Volta Trucks, a newly introduced full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and service provider, has confirmed that upcoming 7.5 ton and 12 ton variations have entered the engineering phase of development and a single design concept has already been selected. did.
The 7.5 tonnes and 12 tonnes of Volta Zeros were designed by Volta Trucks partner Astheimer Design of Warwick, England. The new full electric car will have a close but evolutionary visual relationship to the large 16-ton car, which was launched in September 2020 and debuted in November 2021 with a production-ready design. The smaller model inherits the innovative cab principle. A premium working environment for drivers with a low center seat position and industry-leading visibility and safety standards. The 7.5 ton and 12 ton vehicles offer different use cases than the existing 16 ton Volta Zero. For example, a 7.5 ton vehicle can be driven on Sunday in many parts of Europe with 16 tonnes. Vehicles are currently excluded.
The zero-to-zero development of 7.5-ton and 12-ton vehicles will take place at the same rapid pace that is characteristic of Volta Trucks’ business. Vehicle engineering has begun, pilot fleet vehicles will be launched for customer testing in 2023, and mass production is expected to begin by 2024.
As announced in the company’s May 2021 Road to Zero Emission Strategy, 7.5 ton and 12 ton vehicles complete the first Volta Zero product lineup. This led to the launch of full electric trucks in the first markets of Paris and London, shortly thereafter in Milan, Madrid, the Ruhr region of Germany, and Randstad, the Netherlands. Future 7.5 ton and 12 ton variations will help accelerate production from 14,000 units in 2024 to over 27,000 units by 2025 and continue to grow.
Ian Collins, Chief Product Officer of Volta Trucks, said: “The full-electric 16-ton Volta Zero is our first vehicle and the heart of our brand. But when designing its trucks, it’s innovative to accommodate vehicles of different sizes. We knew we needed to extend our packaging and cab concept. Not only did our customers appreciate the safety and zero-emission operations offered by the 16-tonn Volta Zero. Small cars of 7.5 tonnes and 12 tonnes also need these excellent properties and are needed quickly. Astheimer’s creative partners have created exciting vehicle designs. Engineering and realization have begun. We have expanded our R & D operations to bring our product portfolio to market within a year of the 16-tonn Volta Zero. “
Volta Trucks confirms engineering to develop full electric 7.5 ton and 12 ton Volta Zero variants
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