Volta unveils final production-ready design of the Volta Zero

In News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineNovember 5, 2021

Volta Trucks has unveiled the final production-ready design of the Volta Zero.

The Volta Zero is a purpose-built, full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle, specifically created for inner-city logistics.

The unveiling of the Volta Zero’s final design, created by Astheimer Design in Warwick, UK, bears a close visual relationship to the original demonstrator vehicle.

Whilst bearing a close relationship to the original demonstrator vehicle, all body panels have been redesigned and updated for the final design. These include the removal of the horizontal frontal light bar, and the replacement of the diagonal interface between the cab and the cargo box with a vertical line, to improve vehicle construction efficiency.

Internally, only the colour and material palette have changed, with the blond leather of the demonstrator being replaced with a charcoal colour, and the teak wooden flooring superseded by a more hard-wearing rubber matting.

Production of the first 25 Design Verification prototype vehicles is due to start shortly. Volta said these prototypes will embark on a comprehensive and rigorous testing regime, starting in early 2022.

The first production-specification vehicles are due to start manufacturing by the end of next year.