Volta Trucks said it will roll out a fleet of 7.5-ton and 12-ton truck test vehicles to customers in 2024.
The new models will complement the Volta Zero electric truck portfolio, the 16-ton electric truck, which will begin serial production later this year, and the 18-ton model, which will enter production in 2023.
Several European Union countries have banned trucks over 7.5 tonnes operating on Sundays or holidays. Some cities like Amsterdam don’t even allow heavier trucks to protect old streets and bridges. This prohibition opens up the market share of 7.5 ton trucks. The 7.5 tonne and 12 ton Volta Trucks models will be the first electric trucks to be marketed.
“Our customers tell us they highly value the safety and zero-emissions attributes of the 16-ton Volta Zero, but also need smaller 7.5- and 12-ton vehicles in their operations,” said Volta Trucks Chief Executive Essa Al. -Saleh. in a statement.
Volta trucks currently have around 6,000 electric truck orders, including 1,500 units ordered by Deutsche Bahn.
Volta Trucks aims to produce 5,000 electric trucks by 2023. By 2025, annual production is expected to increase to 27,000.