TNI || New Delhi || 19th March 2022
Volta Trucks, the world’s premier and innovative full-electric commercial vehicle maker and services provider, has completed its tough winter testing regime in northern Sweden, which took place inside the Arctic Circle.
The cold weather testing was part of a complete programme of vehicle tests to verify that the full-electric Volta Zero will achieve the greatest standards of competence, dependability, and endurance when customer-specified vehicles begin production later this year.
Engineers from Volta Trucks were testing a range of technical specs of the vehicle in several of the world’s most extreme environments.
This includes battery pre-conditioning and thermal consistency, interior thermal comfort, cabin defrosting and demisting, traction with different levels of grip, and mileage accumulation with varied cargo weights, all in freezing temperatures of -30 degrees Celsius.
Volta Trucks’ Vehicle Development team uses cutting-edge techniques to maintain consistency and communication across many concurrent test operations in order to produce the full-electric Volta Zero at a sector-leading pace.
To speed up the development process, data and enhancements from various testing teams and sites are instantly gathered, consolidated, and sent out in real-time to other testing environments.
The conclusion of their winter testing programme marks another significant step forward in the development of the Volta Zero.
They are facing numerous obstacles for the first time in manufacturing the world’s first intent-built full-electric medium-duty truck, and they need to identify and answer those challenges rapidly in order to have the vehicle to marketplace at the pace the consumers want.
Consumers in their launch regions of London and Paris are unlikely to experience such extreme conditions, but they need to drive the vehicle to its limits to ensure the best levels of service are imparted, says Volta Trucks’ Chief Product Officer, Ian Collins.