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 and software required to operate the charging and power distribution infrastructure for fleets of Volta Zeros. Volta Trucks’ customers will also benefit from the Siemens performance management platform, which uses analytical and simulation models and considers factors such as fleet duty cycles, charging times, battery life, optimal utilization and costs, and asset management.
The Volta Zero is a purpose-built 16-ton commercial EV designed for urban distribution. It features a range of 150-200 km (95-125 miles), as well as “an innovative, safety-first approach to cabin design, providing unrivalled visibility for its driver and [enhanced] safety for other road users.”
“We intend to…deliver Volta Trucks’ customers higher uptime, a commitment to reliability through performance-based contracts, and reduced energy expenditure,” said Thomas Kiessling, CTO of Siemens Smart Infrastructure.
“To deliver the electrification of urban logistics at pace and scale, we need operationally efficient electrification infrastructure aligned to the exact requirement of each fleet,” said Volta Trucks CEO Essa Al-Saleh. “In Siemens, we have a world-class partner with the innovative technical solutions our customers will expect.”
Source: Volta Trucks