2022 was a significant year of milestones for Volta Trucks, a full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider. The company continues its journey toward production of the full-electric Volta Zero vehicles for customers in early 2023.
VOLTA TRUCKS SEES COMPANY GROWTH OF OVER 200%
Volta Trucks saw the headcount of the company grow by over 200% in 2022 to nearly 700 employees. This included key appointments across the business, including Steve Dichter as Chief Strategy Officer; Adam Chassin as Chief Commercial Officer; and Karl Viktor Schaller who joined the Volta Trucks board of directors.
VOLTA TRUCKS VALIDATES CONTINUED PROGRESS BY BRINGING TOTAL INVESTMENT TO OVER €360 MILLION
In November 2022, Volta Trucks announced a successful extension of its Series C funding round, taking the total investment into the company to over €360 million to date. The funding extension validates the company’s continued progress. The funding further accelerates engineering, testing, and certification work ahead of the start of production vehicles this year.
VOLTA TRUCKS COMPLETES FIRST ON-ROAD ENGINEERING TEST PHASE OF VOLTA ZERO ACROSS PARIS & LONDON
Volta Trucks completed an on-road engineering test phase of the Volta Zero prototype on the roads of Paris and London. Additionally, the test took place with some of Europe’s largest fleet operators. These cargo-free trials gave engineering teams feedback from over 25 customers on the vehicle’s performance, driver-centric cab, and safety features.
VOLTA TRUCKS COMPLETES FIRST CUSTOMER DRIVING EVALUATION EVENTS IN EUROPEAN LAUNCH MARKETS
Volta Trucks undertook the first customer as well as media evaluation events of the Volta Zero Design Verification prototype in the company’s European launch markets. The evaluations took place on proving grounds in Paris, Madrid, Milan, Selm in Germany, and Millbrook, England. Further, the evaluations saw over 1,500 test drives completed by customers and international media. The Volta Zero was also presented at IAA Hannover, Europe’s largest trade show for the commercial vehicle industry in September. It also appeared at other events including Fully Charged Live, ITT Hub, and the Commercial Vehicle Show.
VOLTA TRUCKS REVEALS TRUCK-AS-A-SERVICE CUSTOMER OPERATIONS CENTER IN PARIS & LONDON
Volta Trucks confirmed details of its first “Volta Trucks Hubs” in Paris and London, serving the service as well as maintenance needs of the Volta Zero vehicles that will operate on the streets in those cities from early 2023. The network of Hubs, with more to follow in 2023, will be a critical enabler of the company’s innovative Truck-as-a-Service offer. This Truck-as-a-Service offer will revolutionize the ownership as well as financing and maintenance of commercial vehicle fleets.
FIRST FULL-ELECTRIC VOLTA ZERO DRIVES OFF PRODUCTION LINE IN STEYR, AUSTRIA
Volta Trucks confirmed that the first Volta Zero vehicle was completed at the company’s contract manufacturing facility in Steyr, Austria. The landmark vehicle, the first of a series of second-generation “Production Verification” prototypes, will form part of a Pilot Fleet of trucks loaned to customers for extended periods in early 2023. As a result, fleet operators will understand how the full-electric medium-duty truck will integrate into their operations.
VOLTA TRUCKS PARTNERS WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS
Finally, Volta Trucks announced key strategic partnerships with industry leaders to deliver best-in-class solutions. These partnerships included Siemens Smart Infrastructure to deliver comprehensive charging infrastructure as well as software to Volta Trucks customers; Carrier Transicold as the sole supplier of refrigerated equipment for the full-electric 16-ton Volta Zero; Paneltex as the supplier of ambient cargo boxes; and Cake electric motorcycles to test an electric mobile micro hub for last-mile delivery.
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