DB Schenker unveils first electric truck
DB Schenker has been presented the first pilot Volta Zero truck taking part in a European field test and the company visited the Volta Trucks’ contract manufacturing facility in Steyr, Austria, to see the final prototype generation of the all-electric Volta Zero truck in pre-production.
150 Volta Trucks will be passed over to DB Schenker in 2023.
Cyrille Bonjean, Head of Land Transport at DB Schenker Europe said: “Once again,
DB Schenker is taking a pioneering role. As the market leader, we aspire to be the world’s number one provider of green logistics. We take responsibility for a reduction of emissions resulting from our fleet operations. The European field test of the Volta Zero Trucks is an important milestone for us and for Volta Trucks. The feedback of our drivers and carriers will be taken into account for the series production of the all-electric Volta Zero.”
The fleet of trucks will be used in DB Schenker’s European terminals to transport goods from distribution hubs to the city centres and urban areas. This is where the vehicle’s design which uses a safety-oriented cab to protect other road users, as well as its zero-tailpipe emission drivetrain, will offer the greatest benefits.
DB Schenker will be operating these test vehicles in 18 different cities across Europe and Scandinavia, including France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden & Norway.