Look at the 16-ton Volta Zero electric truck with glass cabSeptember 5, 2020
The electric car was created by the Swedish startup Volta Trucks. It should be on the assembly line in 2022, and it is going to be produced in the UK.
The Swedes have created a fully electric 16-ton truck, the main task of which will be the delivery of parcels and goods within the city. The model was named Volta Zero, and its range is 150-200 kilometers. The electric truck was developed from scratch. To drive the rear wheels, the Swedes have created an innovative electronic axle. This design is lighter, more efficient and more compact. Battery capacity varies from 160 to 200 kWh. Here it is lithium iron phosphate. It is great for commercial vehicles as it is designed to last longer. And it is also safe – it will not light up if the battery is punctured.
Volta Zero inherits the original design. The cockpit was designed in the style of a glass house. It guarantees the driver a direct view at an angle of 220 degrees. He himself is placed in the center on a swivel seat.
At the same time, the landing here is much lower than in a conventional truck. Instead of outside mirrors, rear-view cameras are installed, there are systems for monitoring blind spots, recognizing road signs, monitoring the occupied lane, etc.
There is a lot of light and space in the car interior due to such panoramic glazing. Natural colors in the finish support this effect.
The interface here is intuitive: the central screen broadcasts all the main information, and the touchscreens on the sides are responsible for the climate, light, navigation, communications, etc. You can leave the cab through the sliding doors – they are on both sides.
The length of the “green” truck reaches 9,460 mm, and its width and height are equal – 2,550 and 3,470 mm, which makes it very maneuverable on the narrow streets of the city. The declared payload is 8600 kg. The maximum speed was limited at around 99 km / h. Testing of the battery truck will begin in the first half of 2021. These will be large European delivery companies.
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