Volta Trucks, has announced a long-term partnership with ZF, the world’s largest supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, for core systems and components in the all-electric Volta Zero.
The collaboration aims to leverage ZF’s expertise to support Volta trucks’ ambitious pace to market and commitment to climate protection and sustainability.
The Volta Zero will incorporate several ZF technologies specifically designed for commercial vehicle use. These include advanced systems such as the OnGuardACTIVE Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Electronic Braking System (EBS), ESCsmart Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and OnHand Electro-Pneumatic Handbrake (EPH). Additionally, ZF provides the OnLaneALERT Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and components for the steering system, such as the steering column and steering gear.
The collaboration also introduces the innovative independent front suspension (IFS) axle system sourced from ZF. This system supports the Volta Zero by ensuring a low cabin for easy access and improved driver vision, while also enhancing ride comfort, vehicle handling, and maneuverability. ZF’s OptiRide Electronically Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS) system further assists in daily vehicle operations, offering automatic and manual chassis height adjustments for improved driver safety, efficiency, and comfort during docking and loading procedures.
“Especially agile, new truck manufacturers like Volta Trucks need strong partners in their supplier base helping them to shorten R&D costs and time-to-market, by offering turn-key solutions, as well as related application engineering and testing support. With the commercial vehicle industry’s broadest product portfolio providing a favourable mix of established and innovative solutions, ZF CVS is well-positioned to accompany commercial vehicle manufacturers on their way towards increasing levels of electrification, automation, and digitalisation. We are proud to partner with such an innovative brand like Volta Trucks to support the industry’s transformation towards zero emissions and zero accidents.” said Dr. Peter Laier, Member of the ZF Board of Management .
“As a disruptive all-electric manufacturer that is bringing a vehicle to market at an industry-setting pace, partnering with trusted automotive suppliers such as ZF will be a vital part of our success. Volta Trucks and ZF CVS have a shared commitment towards climate protection and sustainability, and lead the field for next-generation mobility, which makes this relationship a very important one for Volta Trucks.” explained Ellie Pittson, Purchasing Director at Volta Trucks.