In Volta Zero electric trucks, the dashboard will be made of flax

In Volta Zero electric trucks, the dashboard will be made of flax

July 13, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The British Volta Trucks wants trucks traveling around the city not only to not emit carbon dioxide, but also be a model of safety and concern for nature. Therefore, engineers placed the driver’s seat in the center of the cab, and the dashboard was made from a mixture of flax and resin.

Volta Zero is an electric 16-ton truck specifically designed for transportation within the city by Volta Trucks. Batteries provide a range of 150 to 200 km, a motor speeds of up to 90 km / m, and the lack of ICE allows you to place a driver’s seat in the center of the cab and is much lower than usual. This combination provides visibility of 220 degrees and minimizes blind spots. The body fit 37.3 cubic meters of cargo weighing up to 9.6 tons, according to New Atlas.

Unusually, and the design of the cabin. The dashboard material was developed together with engineers from the European Space Agency and consists of flax fibers mixed with biodegradable resin. For a company that prides itself on the environmental friendliness of its trucks, this is important. In addition to the benefits to nature, the material absorbs vibrations three times better, and in the event of a collision it does not break into sharp fragments, but cracks.

“Each Volta Zero will remove tons of CO2 from the atmosphere of the city, but we believe that sustainability is more than just exhaust fumes, so we thought about protecting nature in selecting all the materials,” said Volta Trucks CEO Rob Fowler.

So far, we only have digital images of the Volta Zero electric truck, but the company claims that the first prototype is already in production and will appear this year. In the first quarter of 2021, tests will begin.

Another truck designed from the ground up seems to be ready to produce the Tesla. The truck assembly site has not yet been determined, it is only known that the battery and power plant will be produced for Tesla Semi at the company’s factory in Nevada. Until now, the Tesla Semi electric truck only occasionally flashed on the roads of the United States.