Electric truck maker Volta has appointed Claes Nilsson (pictured) to its board of directors following an extensive career at AB Volvo.

Nilsson latterly held the position of president of Volvo Trucks and member of its executive board.

Prior to this, he was responsible for Volvo Trucks regions in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa, as well as being responsible for strategy, business development and product planning.

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Nilsson has also held board positions for Volvo Financial Services, Volvo Venture Capital and several market companies across AB Volvo.

Douglas Snyder, president of Luxor Capital Group and chairman of the board of directors of Volta Trucks, said: “The appointment of Claes Nilsson comes just two months after the appointment of Karl Viktor Schaller to the Volta Trucks board.

“These new appointments further strengthen the deep experience within the board, bringing key industry expertise and validation to the company as it focuses on its commercial operations, and converting the initial interest generated in the full-electric Volta Zero into confirmed and binding orders.”

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