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Fully electric trucks to aid decarbonisation in Central London

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Electric commercial vehicle manufacturer Volta Trucks has partnered with The Crown Estate, one of the West End of London’s largest property owners, and Clipper Logistics to help decarbonise deliveries into London’s Regent Street retailers.

Set to launch as a trial this summer, the fully-electric Volta Zero is a key component of The Crown Estate’s delivery consolidation scheme. Customers will be offered access to a single accessible consolidation centre, just outside London’s congestion charge zone, where their deliveries are combined and dispatched to and from store. With a range of 150–200 km, the Volta Zero will allow zero emission deliveries between the consolidation centre and stores.

The purpose-built Volta Zero has also been designed to be as safe as possible with a cab that maximises driver visibility, and provides industry-leading safety and driver working environment standards. Its 8.6-tonne payload will remove several smaller vans from the streets. 

Photo: Volta Trucks

News Item details

Journal title: Energy World

Region: UK

Countries: UK -

Subjects: Road transport, Electric vehicles,

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