Volta Trucks, the Scandinavian full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has announced two senior appointments to strengthen its engineering team ahead of the launch of its first vehicle, the Volta Zero.
Ian Collins joins Volta Trucks as Engineering Director from the start-up electric automotive brand, Polestar, where he held the position of Head of UK Research and Development. He has also held senior engineering management positions at McLaren Automotive and Rover Group.
Supporting Ian Collins is Ben Anstey who has been appointed to the role of Chief Engineer – Electrical and Control Systems. Ben joins Volta Trucks from start-up electric automotive brand, Rivian where he held the position of Senior Director, Vehicle Systems.
Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks, Rob Fowler, says: “The creation of the world’s first purpose-built full electric commercial vehicle is a significant task. To achieve it, we are recruiting the world’s finest engineers and innovators to support us. Both Ian and Ben have played integral roles in the engineering and development of some of today’s most complex vehicles, and their experience will help support us and accelerate our plans. I’m delighted to welcome Ian and Ben to the rapidly expanding team at Volta Trucks.”
The Volta Zero is the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne vehicle designed for inner-city freight deliveries.
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