Volta Trucks unveils London hub

All-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer Volta Trucks has opened its Truck as Service Hub in Tottenham, London.

The Hub will provide everything a fleet operator needs to transition to electric trucks, and will also host admin offices, a Volta Trucks Academy Training centre and a customer call centre that will provide 24/7 assistance and technical support.

The was officially opened by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Tottenham MP Rt. Hon. David Lammy.

Mayor Khan said: “Zero-emission freight is an area which has been considered a significant barrier in the shift to decarbonising road transport. That is why I’m delighted to support Volta Trucks, who have recently launched the London trial of their first fully electric heavy goods vehicle (HGV). The new Volta Zero vehicle is the future of London’s freight – world-leading in terms of green technology, while also meeting the highest safety standard which can be awarded to an HGV.”

Essa Al-Saleh, chief executive officer of Volta Trucks, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Mayor Sadiq Khan and Tottenham MP David Lammy for opening our brand-new facility. London has always been one of our key entry markets throughout Europe. The importance of improving air quality and increasing road user safety here is paramount and why Volta Trucks has made this significant investment. On our mission towards decarbonising urban logistics, we need political support through financial incentives, regulatory certainty and measures to accelerate the installation of charging infrastructure.”