February 18, 2021 • by Charged Fleet Staff
The Proterra-supplied battery will give the Volta Zero a real-world range of 124 miles on a single charge. This distance is more than enough for most inner-city logistics and distribution vehicles.
Photo: Volta Trucks
Volta Trucks, a full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has selected Proterra, a provider of commercial vehicle electrification technology, as the battery supplier for the Volta Zero, the company announced Feb. 18. The Volta Zero is a purpose-built, full-electric 16-ton commercial vehicle designed specifically for inner city freight distribution.
This contract completes Volta Trucks’s strategic sourcing of the electric powertrain. Volta Zero vehicles are scheduled to start customer trials later in 2021, with tens of thousands of trucks expected on the roads soon after series production starts around 12 months later.
The Proterra-supplied battery will give the Volta Zero a real-world range of 124 miles on a single charge, according to the announcement. This distance is more than enough for most inner-city logistics and distribution vehicles which spend most of their operating time in slow-moving stary/stop traffic. The Proterra battery pack's customizable design allows the battery in the Volta Zero to sit between the chassis rails – its safest possible location for the design, according to the company.