Anglo-Swedish electric vehicle start-up Volta Trucks has begun testing the first prototype Volta Zero at Horiba Mira in Nuneaton. The move follows the unveiling of the first prototype chassis of the Volta Zero – said to be the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle designed specifically for inner city logistics. Full-scale production of customer-specification vehicles will follow at the end of next year. Affectionately named ‘Volta Minus One’ by development engineers, as the forerunner to the production-specification Volta Zero, […]
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