Volta Trucks a new electric revolution in the transport industry
Volta Zero is a new and world’s first fully-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle built with purpose. The main purpose of this truck is to distribute freight inside the city. The cities need a pollution-free and silent freight distribution as commercial vehicles tend to produce more air and noise pollution than cars.
Also, Volta Zero is one of the safest electric trucks. It also protects road users like cyclists and pedestrians. Hence, such freight distribution will act as a road model for zero-emission cities. So, volta trucks will revolutionize the last miles distribution of goods inside cities in a more sustainable way.
Volta Trucks has a clear vision of sustainability at its core. They are constantly working on all fronts to reduce emissions and overall environmental impact. They also work on reducing emissions in supply chain logistics and manufacturing. So, the aim is to reduce the impact on the environment in all possible ways and not just tailpipe emission.
Furthermore, the company uses flax and biodegradable resin composite for the construction of external body panels. It is lightweight and matches the strength and weight of carbon fiber but requires 75% less carbon dioxide to manufacture.
Besides, the load-carrying capacity of the volta zero is on the higher side. As a result, fewer vehicles will require transporting the goods, keeping vehicle count low on roads, making them congestion-free.
Safety has paramount importance when it comes to large vehicles. In cities, 20% of pedestrian fatalities and 78% of cyclists die on the road due to freight trucks. Also, the traffic count of such vehicles is just 4%. Hence, it looks like trucks unable to see other road users due to blind spots. So, it is necessary to remove blind spots and improve visibility.
Volta zero comes with a wide vision of 220 degrees around the vehicle to the driver. The panoramic view of the surrounding improves visibility drastically. Also, the driver seats in the low center position removing blind spots. The low seating positions helps driver enter and exit seamlessly from fast opening sliding doors.
The cabin has a clear focus on driver comfort as it is most important to keep the driver stress-free. The cabin feels spacious and premium, helping in driver’s workspace improvement. The company claims that as a result, driver retention and new recruitment will improve significantly.
Truck as a service
The Volta Trucks is also offering trucks as a service to fleet operators. This will revolutionize the entire ecosystem of fleet management. This service involves migrating entire fleets to electric. It further enhances efficiency and uptime to all-new levels. The company will provide trucks, charging infra, servicing, maintenance, training, and insurance in a single monthly fee.
Besides, Volta Zero has a lower cost of ownership when compared to its diesel counterparts. The innovative electric powertrain and 90% fewer mechanical parts in volta zero drastically reduce the vehicle’s maintenance. Hence, freight operators will increase their profits without losing on sustainability.
Volta Zero specifications
Volta Zero is a fully electric truck with a battery capacity of 150kWh. The range varies from 150-200 km. It has a max speed of 90km/h. Cabin preconditioning, heated steering and seats, touch-screen vehicle control, etc., all come standard. The truck comes with a seating capacity of three.
Volta zero comes with some standard safety features like blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, 360-degree camera, wrap-around windscreen, and traffic sign recognition. The truck comes with a max payload of 8600kg. The volume of the storage is 37.7 meters cube.
In conclusion, Volta Zero will surely revolutionize city transport of goods more sustainably than ever before. The more environmentally friendly goods transport begins here for cleaner and healthier cities.