Published on April 6th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Volta Unveils Full Electric ZERO Truck In Europe
This comes with a 1,000 ZERO truck order in Spain.
The electric mobility move starts faster with commercial fleet owners who need to bring down running costs (fuel costs being one of the primary issues) and the need for lower emissions in crowded cities.
Malaysia is still far from moving in this direction as fuel in Malaysia continues to be subsidized and so fleet owners do not see any need to invest in electric trucks which will be an expensive investment in the short term and very little long term benefits to the accounting books.
In Europe and Japan the situation is very different with high fuel costs and large cities moving to restrict petrol vehicles in city centers. Governments are ‘forcing’ vehicle owners in the cities to think green and go with battery powered vehicles and electric vans with subsidies on new purchases and also
PRESS RELEASE: Volta Trucks, the leading full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has confirmed that the Volta Zero will make its Spanish debut as it continues its tour of important, sustainability-focused European cities.
The touch-down in Spain follows successful French customer events, with more than 300 individual vehicle demonstrations undertaken over the past five weeks in a Covid-secure environment.
Spanish fleet operators and customers can experience the Volta Zero, the first purpose-built full-electric large commercial vehicle designed for city centre logistics, in Madrid and Barcelona.
The presentation of the Volta Zero in Madrid, in partnership with Petit Forestier, Europe’s leading refrigerated truck rental company, follows the December 2020 announcement that Petit Forestier had purchased 1,000 Volta Zero vehicles.
This is believed to be Europe’s biggest single purchase of large full-electric commercial vehicles and comes alongside a strategic partnership to develop a refrigerated version of the Volta Zero with Petit Forestier’s own body builder, Lecapitaine.
Business Development Manager of Volta Trucks, Carla Detrieux, said; “We were overwhelmed by the response to the Volta Zero in our recent customer events in Paris, that saw more than 300 individual vehicle demonstrations delivered over five weeks, all in a safe, Covid-secure environment. And I am delighted that we can now introduce the Volta Zero to our customers in Madrid and Barcelona too.
Both are C40 cities, taking bold action on climate change to deliver a healthier and more sustainable future – exactly as we are aiming to achieve with the full-electric Volta Zero. I’m looking forward to introducing the Volta Zero to our Spanish customers, researching the market, and further understanding their vehicle requirements. And we are already planning the next stops of our European tour and look forward to being able to confirm more details shortly.”