The final design of the production-ready 16-tonne Volta Zero has been confirmed.

Astheimer Design, based in Warwick is responsible for the overall look of the electric truck.

Importantly, the final design bears a close resemblance to the demonstrator truck.

For example, the cab environment and low central seating position has been retained.

In addition, Volta has confirmed that the final design will be maintained for the rest of the Volta Trucks range. 

Therefore, the 7.5-, 12- and 18-tonne vehicles will fit seamlessly into the truck family.

However, all body panels have been redesigned and updated for the final design.

For example, one minor change sees the horizontal frontal light bar removed. 

Elsewhere, the diagonal interface between the cab and the cargo box has been replaced with a vertical line.

As a result, vehicle construction efficiency is improved. 

Meanwhile, inside the cab, only the colour and material palette have changed.

The blond leather of the demonstrator being replaced in the final design.

In its place comes a more practical charcoal colour, while the teak wooden floor is now a more hard-wearing rubber matting.

Production of the first 25 prototype vehicles is due to start shortly. 

These prototypes will embark on a comprehensive and rigorous testing regime, starting in early 2022.

Ian Collins, chief product officer of Volta Trucks, confirmed the final design.

“When the Volta Zero was revealed some thought its revolutionary, world-first design and packaging was just for show. 

“However, working with Astheimer’s design team and our engineers, we have delivered a modern, progressive, and elegant design. 

“It is exactly as an electric vehicle conceived from the ground up should be.” 

Concluding, Collins said the production-ready Volta Zero would deliver “a paradigm shift in commercial vehicle safety and sustainability”. 

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