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Volta Trucks has confirmed that it has taken the first orders for the Volta Zero fully-electric commercial vehicle that will start production in 2022.

Drinks Cubed, a London-based sustainable drinks brand, has signed a multi-million-pound deal for the supply of a fleet of Volta Zero vehicles into its distribution operations between 2022 and 2023.

The Volta Zero is the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne vehicle designed for inner-city freight deliveries, reducing the environmental impact of freight deliveries in city centres.

Drinks Cubed is the world’s first drinks company to use FSC® certified paperboard and ASI certified aluminium, and EU sourced plant-based plastics in its packaging.

Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks, Rob Fowler, says: “The reception to the Volta Zero has been overwhelming – beyond even our most optimistic expectations. The positivity from media and potential customers further convinces us that there is a clear opportunity in the commercial vehicle market for a disruptor like Volta Trucks to create a vehicle from the ground up that’s not only full electric, but because of its innovative design, is both safer and more sustainable than the existing choice of trucks.”

Sukhi Sindhu, co-founder of Drinks Cubed, adds: “When we set up Drinks Cubed, we wanted to do things right from the get-go. We are incredibly passionate about the challenge’s humanity faces today but like the team at Volta Trucks, we weren’t content with just discussing the problems – we wanted to find the solutions. So, as well as looking at our carbon footprint when it came to our packaging, we also needed to address our distribution too. That is where the Volta Zero will play its part. Volta Trucks has taken a holistic approach to sustainability, looking further than just tailpipe emissions and into sustainable methods of manufacturing and components. With Volta Trucks, we have found a brand with shared sustainability values.”

Volta Trucks has offices in the UK and Sweden and has partnered with a number of industry-leading design and engineering companies to develop the Zero, including Prodrive, Astheimer and Magtec.

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