Volta Trucks announces major distribution trial

Volta Trucks has announced that global transport and logistics company DSV is trialling its zero-emission trucks.

The truck will be operating from DSV’s southern hub in Purfleet and will be completing last-mile groupage deliveries in London and the south east.

The trial is part of the Volta Zero Driving Experience Programme, which offers fleet operators the opportunity to be loaned a truck for an extended period, allowing them to understand how the production-specification all-electric medium-duty truck will integrate into their operations.

Chris Heddle, UK sales manager at Volta Trucks said: “We are delighted to see the Volta Zero operational on the roads of the UK as part of our Driving Experience Programme, and to see DSV utilising the vehicle for real-world day-to-day deliveries. At Volta Trucks, we are focused on driving towards more sustainable, safer and healthier cities and have a laser focus on accelerating the electrification of the commercial transport sector.”

John Hawksworth, senior director for road operation in the domestic and distribution at DSV, said: “We have researched the possibility of facilitating electric vehicles without impacting service levels for some time and Volta Trucks has provided us with the perfect solution. We are delighted to be part of such a significant innovation in the industry and look forward to evaluating the benefits in the coming months.”