DB Schenker, one of the world’s leading logistics service providers, has been presented with the first Volta Zero pilot truck to take part in the European field test. During a visit to the Volta Trucks plant in Steyr, Austria, the latest prototype generation of the all-electric Volta Zero truck was on display in pre-production. 150 Volta Trucks will be handed over to DB Schenker in 2023.
The Volta Zero Production Verification prototype, which DB Schenker was involved in manufacturing in Steyr, is part of a fleet of test vehicles that the company will use as part of a European field test. The fleet of trucks will be used in DB Schenker’s European terminals to transport goods from logistics centers to city centers and metropolitan areas. This is where the vehicle’s innovative design, with a safety-optimized cab to protect other road users, and its zero-emission drive system will offer the greatest benefits.
In September 2022, DB Schenker and Volta Trucks successfully completed the first field test of the all-electric Volta Zero Design Verification prototype in Paris. This was part of a technical development phase in which no load could be transported. In the next test phase, DB Schenker will be able to use the Volta Zero under real conditions in distribution transport with a full load. DB Schenker will deploy these test vehicles in 18 different cities in Europe and Scandinavia, including France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway. www.dbschenker.com; www.voltatrucks.com