Shows the concept of an electric truck with a safety functionOctober 30, 2019
Alarming statistics show that 23% of pedestrian deaths and 58% of cyclist deaths in London over the past two years have been associated with heavy trucks. Volta Trucks and Prodrive want to solve this problem with a revolutionary truck design that they claim will set a new safety standard for the truck industry.
The idea is to bring to the market a 16-ton all-electric tractor that will help avoid most accidents on the road. To achieve this result, the Volta HGV truck concept is designed to drive the driver as low as possible, in the center and slightly in front of the front axle, allowing him to continuously monitor the situation on the road.
In addition, hazardous blind spots are eliminated thanks to extensive cab glazing and the replacement of conventional rear-view mirrors with cameras. Passenger seats are located behind the driver, on either side of him. In order to reduce potential hazards, doors will open on special rails.
At the moment, these are just images of an electric truck, but representatives of the development company claim that their project will be presented in a fully operational form by the beginning of the summer of 2020. The British company assumed overall engineering responsibility for the construction of the car, as well as the cab, chassis and electrical architecture.
Volta have a power reserve of 161 kilometers, a top speed of 80 km / h. After the planned demonstration of the finished prototype in mid-2020 and a demonstration of driving, Volta aims to build a prototype fleet for field trials in London and Paris with representatives of major transport companies during 2021. The target production volume is 2,000 units per year.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote about the fact that Hyundai introduced the HDC-6 Neptune truck moving on hydrogen. Several teasers of the HDC-6 Neptune truck from Hyundai, a hydrogen-powered company, have already appeared. However, it was now presented at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta.
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