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Volta Trucks and Cake to develop electric last-mile delivery service

Commercial EV manufacturer Volta Trucks is planning to collaborate with Cake, a Swedish maker of lightweight electric motorcycles, to create a zero-emission last-mile delivery service that uses a combination of electric trucks and electric motorcycles. The first trial is planned for the first quarter of 2023 in Paris, with deliveries for retailer H&M.  The Volta… Read more »

Volta Trucks and Siemens partner on Truck as a Service offering

Commercial EV manufacturer Volta Trucks has signed a letter of intent with Siemens Smart Infrastructure, outlining a partnership to offer a Truck as a Service package that includes software control systems, facility electrification, charging infrastructure, energy management, building equipment and project finance. Siemens will oversee the technical infrastructure of the charging installations, including the hardware… Read more »

Volta Trucks details upcoming US launch of its Class 7 electric truck

Volta Trucks plans to introduce its electric commercial vehicles into North America, beginning in 2023 with a Volta Zero Class 7 truck (equivalent to the company’s existing European 16-ton truck) with a dry or refrigerated cargo box. The Volta Zero is a purpose-built electric medium-duty truck specifically designed for urban logistics. It uses a compact… Read more »

Volta Trucks raises $257 million in Series C funding for its Zero model line

Commercial vehicle manufacturer Volta Trucks has raised €230 million ($257 million) in Series C funding. The cash will be used to complete a fleet of design verification prototypes and a fleet of product verification vehicles for customer evaluation in London and Paris in mid-2022, as well as the continued development of the Volta Zero model… Read more »

Volta Trucks conducts real-world trials of prototype Volta Zero

Commercial vehicle manufacturer Volta Trucks has begun engineering evaluation and development testing of the first prototype Volta Zero at automotive engineering consultancy HORIBA MIRA in Nuneaton, UK. Affectionately named Volta Minus One by development engineers, the prototype uses the proposed production-spec chassis frame and drivetrain of the finished vehicle, and will be used to test… Read more »

How to make heavy-duty electric trucks work in practice

Fleets tested Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 tractors for three years: Here’s what they learned. Large commercial trucks and other heavy equipment have run on diesel fuel for many decades now. Requirements for more aggressive emission after-treatment and the hardware to achieve that add cost and complexity for fleet operators. Rising fuel-economy standards during the… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz Trucks charging park allows customers to test charging solutions

Mercedes-Benz Trucks, along with project partner Netze BW, has opened a charging park for customers in Wörth am Rhein, Germany. At the eTruck Charging Park, electric truck customers can test charging stations and charging concepts from various manufacturers, and work with on-site experts from Mercedes-Benz to develop tailor-made charging solutions. The eTruck Charging Park has… Read more »

WattEV aims to operate 12,000 electric Trucks-as-a-Service and a charging network to support them by 2030

Electrifying commercial vehicles is a critical part of reducing emissions, so it’s frustrating that the pace of fleet electrification has been so slow. Viable commercial EVs have been around for years, but fleet operators insisted on conducting years-long pilots to prove their reliability. Now that phase is over, and companies are starting to place substantial… Read more »

ecovolta’s next generation of traction batteries offers 172 Wh/kg specific energy

ecovolta has launched a new generation of its evoTractionBattery traction battery, which it says offers specific energy of up to 172 Wh/kg. The battery packs, which are certified to automotive standards, are designed for commercial EVs, construction machines and boats. The new generation is available in 48- and 96-volt versions, and offers four different memory… Read more »

Electrify America to provide charging infrastructure, including on-site generation and storage, for NFI drayage trucks at California ports

Electrify America and logistics provider NFI Industries have announced plans for a major charging infrastructure project to support a fleet of heavy-duty electric trucks. NFI plans to deploy 60 battery-electric drayage trucks, which will be used to transport containers between the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and NFI’s Ontario, California facility. Electrify America… Read more »