Nordic parcels and mail firm Bring and Posten is trialling Volta Trucks’ electric HGV – the Volta Zero.
This is the first pilot trial of the vehicle and will see it support Bring and Posten’s inner-city mail and parcel deliveries.
The move marks another step forward for Volta which will shortly be launching in the UK.
The zero emission 16-tonne Volta Zero is designed for inner-city freight deliveries and has an operating pure-electric range of between 150km and 200km.
The truck is designed so that the driver sits in a central driving position, with a much lower seat height than a conventional HGV.
This design, combined with a glasshouse-style cab, gives the driver a wide 220-degrees of visibility, minimising dangerous blind spots.
The trial will see the electric truck undergo extensive testing in inner city locations and provide real-world data and driver feedback to engineers in the vehicle development programme.
Announcing the partnership, Per Öhagen, Bring e-commerce and logistics vice-president, said: “To be the first pilot user of a Volta truck in Scandinavia sends a clear message of our sustainability intent, and we look forward to a good collaboration to develop the emission-free trucks of the future.”
Rob Fowler, chief executive of Volta Trucks, said: “With Swedish and Norwegian founders, Volta Trucks was created with strong Nordic roots.
“Our mission is to create a purpose-built, full-electric large delivery vehicle that will help improve the safety of pedestrians and other road users and improve the air quality for all.
“I am delighted to be exclusively partnering with Bring to test the forthcoming Volta Zero in the important Nordic markets.
“Bring’s inner-city delivery vehicle requirements, with their extensive network of pick-up and drop-off locations, perfectly complements the design and performance of the Volta Zero with its 200kms range of full-electric, zero-emission operation.
“I look forward to receiving feedback from Bring’s drivers of the unique driving environment and the vehicle’s performance.”