Designed by the Swedish manufacturer Volvo Trucks, the Volta Zero electric truck is distinguished by the many driving aids and touch screens installed on board. The one intended for delivery in the city center should be marketed in the course of 2022
A subsidiary of the Volvo group, the manufacturer Volvo Trucks recently stood out with a new electric truck: the Volta Zero, primarily intended for the delivery of goods in town, as we learned from a press release in August. . The sixteen-ton craft claims a volume of 37.7 m3 for a payload of 8.6 tonnes, according to Forbes.
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Above all, the vehicle stands out with its touch screens located on either side of the steering wheel, complemented by a digital instrument cluster. Like some electric cars, the Volta Zero also has cameras as rear-view mirrors: the image is then broadcast on screens placed on the sides.
If a truck of this ilk – 9.46 meters long, 2.55 meters wide, 3.47 meters high and with a wheelbase of 4.80 meters – may not have the optimum size to move around in town, the accompanying driving aids will help drivers orient themselves as they should.
Mix and match include a 360 ° camera, a reversing camera, a lane keeping assistant or even a blind spot warning system.
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Between 150 and 200 km of autonomy
In addition, the driving position, both central and low, combined with a large front window allow the driver to have a visibility of 220 ° on his environment. A way here to minimize dangerous blind spots.
The 160 to 200 kWh lithium-iron-phosphate battery will offer the vehicle a range of between 150 and 200 kilometers, while the top speed will not exceed 90 km / h.
Volvo Truck wants to start testing in the first half of 2021, which will precede production in 2020, for marketing to be launched immediately. Company executives hope to sell as many as 500 Volta Zero in the first year, reaching the 5,000-unit mark in 2025.
Source: Forbes, Digital
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