Volta Trucks to deliver first electric trucks in Sweden in 2023
The Swedish electric truck start-up Volta Trucks wants to accelerate its market launch in its home country. The company plans to put its vehicles on the roads in Sweden as early as the middle of this year instead of 2024 as previously planned. The EVs would be part of its customer test fleet.
According to the company, this decision was made due to increased demand from Scandinavian customers. Volta Trucks says the 16- and 18-tonne versions of the all-electric Volta Zero are particularly suited for Scandinavian urban transport, as trucks in this mid-weight class are most commonly used in urban regions such as Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.
The Volta Zero has been in series production at Steyr in Austria since mid-April; the company received European type approval for its 16-tonne truck in March. According to earlier statements by Volta Trucks, the first series production vehicles will be used for a field test programme, where customers are given a truck for testing purposes over a longer period, as will be the case in Sweden from the summer onwards.
“We are currently in dialogue with several large Swedish transport providers and our objective is to ensure they can obtain vehicles from our customer experience fleet in mid-2023,” says CEO Essa Al-Saleh. “These extended test drives will enable customers to fully evaluate the truck on the local roads and understand how this new all-electric Volta Zero, together with Volta Trucks’ unique Truck as a Service (TaaS) offering, will fit into their current fleet and daily operations.”
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