Volta Trucks has announced a successful start to the year, with confirmation of customer production orders for the first 300 manufacturing slots of its full-electric Volta Zero. This has resulted in an associated revenue of over €85 million.
The series production of the Volta Zero is set to begin at the company’s contract manufacturing facility in Steyr, Austria, in the early second quarter of 2023. The facility is prepared to meet the high customer demand for the purpose-built, full-electric medium-duty urban delivery truck.
“Volta Trucks has made important progress in the first few weeks of 2023,” said Essa Al-Saleh, Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks. “Confirming more than 300 customer truck orders for the first vehicles off our production line in Austria covers a meaningful portion of our 2023 production targets before customers have pilot tested the vehicles. This is a major achievement and demonstrates the compelling features of the Volta Zero and the trust that our customers have in our ability to deliver.”
Al-Saleh went on to say, “Volta Trucks is poised for a successful first year of sales and production. We are confident and focused on delivering on our strategic ambitions and purpose to decarbonize and improve the safety of city centers.”
The Volta Zero is a full-electric 16-tonne vehicle designed for urban logistics, reducing the environmental impact of freight deliveries in city centers. With an operating range of 150-200 km and the ability to eliminate 1.9M tonnes of CO2 by 2026.
Safety is also a priority, with a central driving position and a glass house-style cab design providing a wide 220-degree visibility, minimizing dangerous blind spots. Volta Trucks also offers Truck as a Service, which simplifies the financing and servicing of commercial vehicle fleets by providing a single, affordable monthly fee for access to a full-electric Volta Zero, charging infrastructure, servicing, maintenance, insurance, and training. This maximizes uptime and operational efficiency.