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27 September 2021updated 05 Nov 2021 2:07pm

Volta Begins Pilot Testing of Prototype of Zero Electric Truck

Concept: Swedish automotive startup Volta Trucks (Volta) has developed a prototype of a purpose-built full-electric large commercial vehicle for inner-city logistics. It has begun pilot testing of its Volta Zero Electric Truckin real-world using production specification components. The cargo hauler prototype is undergoing on-road evaluations at HORIBA MIRA in Nuneaton, UK.

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Nature of Disruption: Volta claims that it manufactured the prototype in eight months from design to the actual vehicle also named as ‘Volta Minus One’. The startup aims to transform urban deliveries, making them safer, cleaner, and sustainable. While the production vehicle will have a cargo box, the prototype employs a flatbed to allow engineers to evaluate the vehicle’s weight-carrying capacity by adding different levels and placements of cargoes. With its electric powertrain, the Volta Zero has 90% fewer mechanical parts than an equivalent internal combustion engine vehicle, thereby projecting a lower total cost of ownership than an equivalent diesel-powered vehicle.

Outlook: Over the next few months, the prototype Volta Zero will be put through its trial. Cold-weather testing in the Arctic Circle and hot-weather testing in southern Europe are all part of the next round of prototype testing. Volta intends to apply its learnings from the testing program in its pilot fleet vehicles, which would be available to key customers for their testing. Then, full-scale production is scheduled for Dec’22.

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The market for battery energy storage is estimated to grow to $10.84bn in 2026. The fall in battery technology prices and the increasing need for grid stability are just two reasons GlobalData have predicted for this growth, with the integration of renewable power holding significant sway over the power market. Over the last decade, various new digital and smart technologies have been integrated, with countries aggressively promoting the modernization of grids, enhancing the grids’ capability to meet present and future requirements. As part of the effort, batteries are being deployed for a wide range of uses. A few such uses include aiding smart grids, integrating renewables, and creating responsive electricity markets. Read this report for expert insights into:
  • Market size and growth
  • Key drivers and restraints
  • Regional trends
  • The impact of the commodity price increase on the battery prices
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