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07 Dec 20211 minute read

First all-electric vans to hit UK city streets

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First all-electric vans to hit UK city streets

Electric vehicle manufacturer Volta Trucks is testing and developing a range of fully electric commercial vehicles designed for inner-city logistics.

The all-electric Volta Zero will have a range of 95 to 125 miles and could eliminate up to 1.2 million tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2025.

Twenty-five vehicles will be manufactured at Volta Trucks’ facility in Coventry. Once completed in January 2022, the fleet will undergo a rigorous testing regime in hot and cold environments.

Ian Collins, Chief Product Officer of Volta Trucks, said: “In August, the first Volta Zero rolling chassis started testing, and we’ve already extracted huge amounts of data from that vehicle. We have integrated that feedback into the Design Verification prototypes that are starting production.

“We now move into a rapid test–learn–iterate–develop phase. This is going to be far more condensed and intensive than a normal vehicle testing programme, given our ambitious timeline to start series production in a year’s time, that is driven by customers’ needs for zero-emission trucks.

“This will take us to some of the hottest, coldest and most extreme conditions in the world, all to ensure that the production specification vehicles that roll off the production line by the end of 2022 deliver the highest possible quality standards and exceed our customers’ expectations.”

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