The first 16-ton electric truck with the innovative glass cab has rolled off the production line.
THEthe top manufacturer and Service provider fully , confirmed that the first vehicle passed by at of the company at Steyr her Austria.
The Volta Zero it is the first fully purpose-built 16 ton electric vehicle in the world, designed for urban logisticsreducing them environmental impacts of cargo deliveries at city centers. The electric truck has autonomy from 150 to 200 kilometers and aims to eliminate approx 1.2 million tons of CO2 until the 2025.
Safety is also at its heart Volta Truckswith its ambition to produce the safer trucks for the cities. In the Volta Zero thanks to removal of the internal combustion enginethe driver sits in central driving positionwith a lot lower seat height from one conventional truck. This combination, as well as the glass cabin designoffers the driver a wide 220 degree visibilityminimizing them dangerous blind spots.
The landmark vehiclethe first in a series of second-generation prototypes “Production Verification”, will be part of one pilot truck fleet. These will be given to customers for extended periods of time 2022 and at its beginnings 2023 to allow at transport companies to understand how the first fully electric truck will be integrated into their activities. The start of the vehicle production series specifications customers is going to start at the beginning of 2023.
Its factory production unit Volta Trucks managed by Steyr Automotiveformer MAN Truck and Bus Austria. THE Steyr Automotive took over management of the company in August 2021 after competition and based on her long experience in manufacturing commercial vehicles, the existing infrastructure and the resulting speed to market. THE Steyr Automotive offers to Volta Trucks more than 100 years of experience in construction big ones commercial vehicles.
THE Steyr Automotive produces 14,000 vehicles annually for the Volta Trucks from its total available production. Over time, its construction Volta Zero will create 510 jobscon 180 jobs in the construction of cargo boxesin addition to the estimated ones 2,000 positions in the supply chain. The construction contract is worth up to 1 billion euros during his lifetime.
Watching the first all-electric Volta Zero to roll off the production line at Steyr, its co-founder and chief manufacturer and logistics manager Volta Trucks, Kjell Walöenemphasized that: “This first vehicle which comes out of line in the our factory in the Steyr is the last important one landmark in the journey her Volta Trucks to start of mass production of vehicles. To have succeed in this important landmark in just 12 months is a testament to the pace at which we work to deliver the safer and more sustainable trucks to the urban streets and the excellent cooperation we have with our partners in Steyr Automotive. The team used them technicians with years of experience in truck manufacturing to deliver the first Volta Zero on time and with higher quality standards.»
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