Volta trucks, a leading manufacturer and service provider of all-electric commercial vehicles, has achieved another significant milestone on its journey to production. The company has announced it has received the European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) certification for its 16-tonne all-electric Volta Zero vehicle.
This certification allows Volta Trucks to produce and sell the all-electric Volta Zero in volume. The process ensures that all vehicles meet the stringent and relevant environmental, safety, and security standards. It is a significant achievement for Volta Trucks as it prepares to deliver its second-generation ‘Production Verification’ prototypes to customers across Europe.
The Pilot Fleet of vehicles will be loaned to customers for extended periods of time, allowing fleet operators to fully understand how the all-electric medium duty truck will integrate into their operations. The certification of the all-electric Volta Zero comes as the company gears up for the start of series production in early Q2 2023 at its manufacturing facility in Steyr, Austria.
To achieve the required accreditation, Volta Trucks worked with experts at ATEEL UK Ltd and ATEEL S.à r.l., the international Technical Service, and SNCH, The Société Nationale de Certification et d’Homologation, the Luxembourg approval authority. These approval bodies oversaw the testing and reports to secure the certification of the Volta Zero. The vehicle underwent multiple systems and individual component testing on areas such as braking, steering, lighting, and glazing, along with the vehicle safety systems.
Essa Al-Saleh, Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks, described the achievement as a “huge milestone for Volta Trucks” and “a testament to our Engineering and Developments teams that the Volta Zero has passed these stringent and demanding tests so quickly.” He added that the company is “now all set for the start of Series Production at our manufacturing facility in Steyr, Austria, to put trucks into the hands of our customers, and start the work of delivering on our mission.”
Volta Trucks’ mission is to make city center streets safer and more sustainable for all. With the certification of the all-electric Volta Zero, the company is one step closer to achieving that goal. The purpose-built, all-electric medium duty urban delivery truck is designed to meet the demands of modern city logistics while providing a zero-emissions solution. It is an important step forward in the journey towards sustainable transportation and a cleaner, greener future for all.