Volta Trucks Successfully Tests E Truck In The Arctic Circle

The electric truck-maker put its Volta Zero truck through harsh conditions to test its electric powertrain and battery performance to ensure it delivers high levels of reliability and durability for commercial use.

Volta Zero in the arctic circle
The Volta Zero has been put through its paces in the Arctic Circle © Credit to Volta Trucks

Electric truck startup Volta Trucks, a brand known for developing the future of commercial transportation, has just completed its brutal winter testing program for its first vehicle in the Volta Zero.

Testing took place in the Arctic Circle in Northern Sweden. Tests included a series of performance evaluations on the highly-anticipated vehicle to ensure that it meets the expectations of businesses ahead of series production.

“The completion of our winter testing program is another major milestone in our journey towards the start of production of the Volta Zero,” said Ian Collins, Chief Product Officer of Volta Trucks.

“It’s unlikely that customers in our launch markets of London and Paris will experience such conditions but we need to push the vehicle to the extremes to ensure we deliver the highest levels of quality and reliability from the very first customer vehicles produced.”

Much of the winter testing over the past few months were focused on the Zero’s electric powertrain and battery performance in cold conditions. Tests covered everything from the thermal stability of the battery, to the defrosting and defogging of the cabin. All of the tests were performed in temperatures as low as -30 degrees Celsius.

“It’s unlikely that customers in our launch markets of London and Paris will experience such conditions but we need to push the vehicle to the extremes to ensure we deliver the highest levels of quality and reliability from the very first customer vehicles produced.”
— Ian Collins, Chief Product Officer of Volta Trucks

The Volta Zero was designed from the ground up by Volta with help from Proterra, a brand known for its electric school buses, delivery trucks and shuttles. The battery found within the vehicle was designed by Proterra.

In terms of range, the Volta Zero can travel between 95 to 125 miles, making it the ideal last-mile option for companies looking at sustainable fleet options. Prototypes of the vehicle will be delivered to customers in mid-2022, with series production expected to roll out in late 2022 for early 2023 deliveries.

Harsh conditions and EVs are very popular talking about amongst experts and drivers alike. What do you make of these tests and the Volta Zero in general? Let us know in the comments below.

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