Swedish start-up electric vehicle manufacturer, Volta Trucks, has unveiled the Volta Zero - the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16 tonne truck with a focus on safety and sustainability.

Built specifically as an inner-city parcel and freight distribution vehicle, Volta Zero has been designed with a central driving position, and a lowered cab.

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The brand says the central driving position and the lowered cab will make the vehicle safer for drivers as well as vulnerable pedestrians and cyclists by optimising eye height and maximising direct visibility.

Volta Zero is fitted with 160-200kWh batteries that deliver a range of up to 200km. It features a fully integrated cab and load space and symmetrical rear sliding doors that allows easy access in-and-out of either side of the cab.

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The Volta Zero is 9,460mm in length, 3,470mm high and 2,550mm wide, with a wheelbase of 4,800mm. Its Gross Vehicle Weight is 16,000kgs and the vehicle is limited to a top speed of 90kph (56mph).

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The driver of a Volta Zero will benefit from technologies such as Active Steering, Road Sign Assist, and Reversing Assistant with reversing camera, ensuring they have the latest safety support systems when operating in the confines of the city centre.

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Volta Trucks will launch their Pilot fleet of vehicles to selected customers in 2021. The company says large logistics fleet operators have already signed-up to trial the Volta Zero, including DPD Group in the UK and Bring and Posten in Scandinavia, with other orders also already being received for the vehicle in both markets.