Operators can now apply online to trial the new Volta Zero city delivery truck from Scandinavian start-up Volta Trucks. A new website has been launched ahead of the vehicle launch in autumn this year, which gives access to the manufacturer’s ‘Pioneer Programme’. This allows operators to be the first to drive pilot fleet trucks and production vehicles when ready. The Volta Zero is a purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne delivery vehicle, created to reduce the environmental impact of freight deliveries in city […]
The mass adoption of “greener trucks” has taken a step closer, after European legislators moved to address the anachronistic rules currently limiting uptake.
Clean air zones must be expanded in towns and cities as part of measures to cut pollution levels as evidence mounts that high Covid-19 infection rates are linked to poor air quality.
The need for reduced handling during the Covid-19 crisis at a time when fewer people have been in their places of work has also given some operations an opportunity to experiment with limited autonomous delivery projects, although not in the UK.