Volta Trucks announces new recruitment drive

Volta Trucks is expanding its UK-based research and development capabilities, while announcing a new recruitment drive at its Reading-based centre to support further development.

The company is searching for talented and progressively minded engineers, and industrial and commercial experts as it plans to accelerate the development of the full-electric Volta Zero.

Headcount stands at over 150 but the ambition is to have more than 280 employees by the end of 2021, with over 70 open positions currently advertised on its site.

Chief executive officer of Volta Trucks, Essa Al-Saleh, said: As a nimble and agile start-up organisation, in 2020 and 2021, we designed and developed the Volta Zero demonstrator vehicle, introduced it to the marketplace, took it on a six-centre European roadshow, and took thousands of pre-orders for trucks, all with a small team working remotely through the pandemic.

“We now have a UK home for our engineers, close to where our Pilot Fleet vehicles will soon operate with customers in London. The UK also has a long history of engineering excellence, and this has already proven to be a great source of talent for us, but we now need to accelerate the growth of the company.

“With our innovative product and ground-breaking approach to customers and vehicle ownership, we are looking for the brightest, forward-thinking and entrepreneurial experts to join the Volta Trucks team and help us on our journey towards a safer and more sustainable future for commercial vehicles.