Electric truck manufacturer Volta Trucks is set to launch its first hub in Tottenham in London.

Volta Zero vehicles will be operating on London’s streets from early 2023.

The London hub is the second service and maintenance facility announced by Volta Trucks, after Bonneuil-sur-Marne in Paris, with further centres in other European cities planned.

The Volta Trucks Hub is on White Hart Lane in Tottenham, north London, close to many of Volta Trucks initial UK-based customers, and within easy reach of all of east and west London’s significant logistics centres.

The facility covers 30,000sq feet and operates eight workshop bays. It will also accommodate a showroom, admin offices, a Volta Trucks Academy training centre and call centre that will provide the interface between customers and the company’s team of technical and commercial experts.

The new Volta Trucks Hub, managed by LaSalle Investment Management, has a photovoltaic panel system on its roof, converting sunlight into energy for the site, and a passive solar wall, optimising the heating and ventilation of the building.

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It is also designed with a charging infrastructure to support 50kW fast charging of Volta Zero vehicles while they are being maintained. Overall, the facility has an A+ EPC rating and has been designed to achieve the BREAAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

Volta Trucks said its London hub is part of a wider strategy that will see a vehicle service offering across all launch locations of Paris, London, Madrid, Milan, the Rhine-Ruhr region of Germany, and the Randstad region of the Netherlands.

The network of hubs will be key to its plans to deliver its Truck as a Service offer, which aims to accelerate the adoption of electric commercial vehicles by delivering a frictionless and hassle-free way to electrify fleets, while de-risking the migration for fleet operators.

The service offers a single, monthly fee that funds the use of a full-electric Volta Zero vehicle, and all of its servicing, maintenance, insurance and training requirements, maximising the uptime and operational efficiency of the vehicle.

Announcing the location of the Volta Trucks Hub, Casper Norden, Volta Trucks chief fleet solutions officer, said: “London and Paris are Volta Trucks’ initial launch markets, and the availability of service and maintenance facilities is key for customer’s trust and confidence in our ability to deliver on our promises, and maintain the uptime of their vehicles.

“The search for the right location with the right environmental credentials has been extensive, but our new Volta Trucks Hub in Tottenham gives us, and our customers, everything needed to introduce our innovative truck into the important UK market and be fully operational from day one.”