Alarming statistics show that 23% of deaths of pedestrians and 58% of deaths of cyclists in London over the past two years were associated with heavy trucks. The company’s specialists Volta Trucks as well as Prodrive want to solve this problem with a revolutionary design for trucks, which they claim will set a new standard security in the cargo industry.
The idea is to bring to market the 16-ton fully electric vehicle which will help avoid most accidents on the road. To achieve such a result, the concept of HGV trucks Volta is made in such a way as to put the driver as low as possible, in the center and slightly in front of the front axle that allows it to continuously monitor the situation on the road.
In addition, dangerous blind spots are eliminated due to the extensive cockpit glazing and the replacement of conventional mirrors with cameras. A passenger seat located behind the driver on either side of him. To minimize the potential hazard, the doors will be opened on a special sled.
At the moment it’s just pictures of electric truck, but representatives of the developers claim that their project will be presented in a fully operational by the beginning of the summer of 2020. The British company has assumed the total engineering responsibility for the construction of the car, as well as the cab, chassis and electrical architecture.
Volta have a range of 161 km, a maximum speed of 80 km/h. After the planned screening of the finished prototype in mid-2020 and demonstration driving, Volta seeks to build a fleet of prototypes for field testing in London and Paris with representatives of the largest transport companies within 2021. Target production capacity is 2000 units per year.