- The capital is now to be used to build a pilot fleet for customer testing
- Picture gallery: Volta Zero (Demonstrator)
- Technical data of the Volta Zero (16-tonner)
The capital is now to be used to build a pilot fleet for customer testing
Volta Trucks raised 37 million euros in new capital in a Series B financing round. The manufacturer of the electric truck Zero has now officially announced this.
A prototype of the Volta Zero was shown in September 2020.
With the second financing round, Volta can now produce a pilot fleet that will be evaluated by customers from mid-2022. Series production is then scheduled to start at the end of 2022. Volta plans to sell around 27,000 vehicles by 2025.
The financing round was led by the approximately eight billion dollar investor firm Luxor Capital. Another investor who has already participated in the Series A financing round, Byggmastare Anders J Ahlstrom from Stockholm, has topped up its investment. The logistics company Agility also topped up its investment. Proterra was also involved; the company was selected to supply the batteries for the truck.
Picture gallery: Volta Zero (Demonstrator)
At the end of June 2021, Volta presented the first mobile chassis, followed by a somewhat more complete prototype in August. Finally, ten days ago, Volta announced that the Zero would be manufactured by Steyr in Austria.
The order book is also starting to fill up. The pre-orders for the Volta Zero have now grown to 2,500 vehicles. This corresponds to an order value of 600 million euros – tripling in the last three months.
The purely electrically powered Volta Zero is intended for deliveries in the city center. By eliminating the internal combustion engine, the driver sits far forward in the middle of the generously glazed cabin, the seat height is significantly lower than that of a conventional truck. This results in a 220-degree view and blind spots are minimized. The aim is to make the Zero the "safest truck in the world".
In total, Volta wants to bring four Zero variants with vehicle weights between 7.5 and 19 tons on the market in Europe and the USA. The version to be launched initially is a two-axle 16-tonner with a range of 150 to 200 kilometers.
More electric commercial vehicles: Mercedes eActros: electric trucks for distribution transport
Technical data of the Volta Zero (16-tonner)
- Drive: electric drive, no further details
- Top speed: 90 km / h
- Battery: 150 or 225 kWh net
- Range: 150-200 km
- Dimensions: 9,460 mm length / 2,560 mm width / 3,470 mm height / 4,800 mm wheelbase
- Transport capacity: 38 m3, space for 16 euro pallets
- Vehicle weight: 16 tons
- Payload: 8.6 tons
Electric trucks for the last mile are scheduled to start at the end of 2022 The Volta Zero is taking shape. The Swedish manufacturer Volta Trucks has now…
The electric truck should finally hit the market at the end of 2022 After the presentation and testing of prototypes with potential customers, the…
Five versions with up to 430 kW and a maximum range of 510 km A few weeks ago, Kia presented the EV6 with a few pictures, but without giving any data….
The likeable electric bus will go into series production next year The VW ID.Buzz, the electrically powered equivalent of the legendary VW Bulli, was…
GT variant with 3.7-second sprint and 500 km range can be ordered from today Ford announces the price for the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT: The top model of…
Car subscription offer in cooperation with Sparneuwagen.de (advertisement) In co-operation with Elegant Swedish design paired with the know-how of a…
Tesla is the market leader with the Model 3 Do you remember? Germany should one day become the global lead market for electromobility . This has not yet…
Complete price with 4 kW motor, lead battery and special control unit It’s easy to say: The SUV is the family car of the third millennium, it offers a…
Leasing offer in cooperation with Sparneuwagen.de: BMW iX3 with a range of up to 458 kilometers for business customers (advertisement) In co-operation…
New Guinness range record for DPD trucks with 680 kWh battery One often hears the opinion that long-haul heavy-duty traffic is a domain for fuel cell…