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DB Schenker trials emission-free Volta Zero lorry in Austria

Logistics giant DB Schenker has begun a 10-day field test of the Volta Zero, a fully electric 16-ton lorry, in Linz Hörsching. The trial marks the first time the Volta Zero has been used on Austrian roads.

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Designed specifically for urban deliveries, the Volta Zero has an all-electric range of up to 200 kilometres, significantly reducing emissions in city centres.

“Our goal is to be the world leader in green logistics,” said Mag. Alexander Winter, CEO of DB Schenker in Austria and South East Europe. “The use of Volta Zero trucks in inner-city traffic is a revolution and an important milestone in achieving this goal, proving that zero-emission deliveries are possible.”

Developed by DB Schenker and Volta Trucks, the Volta Zero incorporates driver feedback to optimise safety and efficiency. The lorry features a fully electric drivetrain for zero-emission operation and a panoramic view for improved driver visibility, enhancing safety for both the driver and other road users.

The partnership between DB Schenker and Volta Trucks began in 2021, with successful electric vehicle pilots across Europe starting in 2023. Despite filing for bankruptcy in October 2023, Volta Trucks was acquired by Luxor Capital, a US investment group. Currently undergoing restructuring, Volta aims to resume volume production in the second half of 2024