Volta Trucks, the all-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has announced an evaluation is underway as part of the brand’s Driving Experience Programme with global transport and logistics company, DSV.
The all-electric Volta Zero will be the first zero-tailpipe emission truck on the DSV fleet. The truck will be operating from DSV’s southern hub in Purfleet and will be completing last-mile groupage deliveries in London and the Southeast. DSV will be operating the truck on routes between the hours of 06.00hrs and 19.00hrs, with overnight charging back at their main depot.
DSV is a global transport and logistics company that operates in over 80 countries and employs more than 75,000 people. As one of the leading transport and logistics providers, DSV has recognised its influential role in the industry and has raised its sustainability ambitions, committing to reach net zero emissions across its operations by 2050.
The Volta Zero Driving Experience Programme offers fleet operators the opportunity to be loaned a truck for an extended period, allowing them to understand how the production-specification all-electric medium-duty truck will integrate into their operations. Volta Trucks is now live with its Driving Experience Programme in the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands and Sweden, with more markets to follow over the coming months.
Chris Heddle, UK Sales Manager at Volta Trucks commented; “We are delighted to see the Volta Zero operational on the roads of the UK as part of our Driving Experience Programme, and to see DSV utilising the vehicle for real-world day-to-day deliveries. At Volta Trucks, we are focused on driving towards more sustainable, safer and healthier cities and have a laser focus on accelerating the electrification of the commercial transport sector.”
John Hawksworth, Senior Director for road operation in the Domestic & Distribution at DSV added; “We have researched the possibility of facilitating electric vehicles without impacting service levels for some time and Volta Trucks has provided us with the perfect solution. We are delighted to be part of such a significant innovation in the industry and look forward to evaluating the benefits in the coming months.”