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Volta To Premiere Electric Commercial Vehicle 'Zero' On September 3

Mayukh Bari20 August 2020 10:44PM IST
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Swedish EV manufacturer Volta has announced an all-electric commercial vehicle - 'Zero'. With a range of 150 km to 200 km, this vehicle will be suitable for inter-city transportation. Volta 'Zero' is larger than regular delivery vans. At 9.46 m of length (372.44 in), it is more than 2 m longer than a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

Besides making the truck all-electric, Volta will also use "sustainably sourced carbon-neutral Flax and biodegradable resin composite in exterior body components". The company wrote that natural composite was developed in collaboration with the European Space Agency. The new material reportedly has multiple advantages, as it's non-conductive, has better vibration damping, is safer in an event of accident and can be burned within the standard waste management system.

The Volta Zero will have a range of 150 km to 200 km which explains its focus on urban deliveries. GVW is 16,000 kg (35,274 lb), and it has a central driving position, which will make it easy to homologate in any country, regardless of it being left-hand drive (LHD) or right-hand drive (RHD).

The company already has two clients in line to test the 'Zero'. Posten - a postal service company from Norway, and Bring - delivery service from the same company already invested money in 'Zero'. Norway is known for the high share of electric vehicles in annual sales.

The premiere of 'Zero' will be broadcasted at the company's website, www.voltatrucks.com on September 3. Company's CEO, Rob Fowler, will answer questions from the press after the event.