Volta Vans, a full-electric business car producer, has selected Proterra because the battery provider for the Volta Zero. The Volta Zero is the primary purpose-built, full-electric 16-tonne business car designed particularly for internal metropolis freight distribution. (Earlier post.)
This important contract completes Volta Vans’s strategic sourcing of the electrical powertrain. Volta Zero automobiles are scheduled to begin buyer trials later in 2021, with tens of hundreds of vans anticipated on the roads quickly after sequence manufacturing begins round 12 months later.
The Proterra-supplied battery will give the Volta Zero a real-world vary of 200 km (124 miles) on a single cost. This distance is greater than sufficient for many internal metropolis logistics and distribution automobiles which spend most of their working time in slow-moving begin / cease visitors.
The Proterra battery pack delivers industry-leading power density and a customizable design. This permits the battery within the Volta Zero to be situated between the chassis rails—its most secure potential location for the design.
The collaboration represents US-based Proterra’s entry into the European truck market. Proterra’s battery expertise has been confirmed over 17 million miles pushed by its personal transit automobiles and has additionally been chosen by different world-class business car producers to impress supply vans, faculty buses, coaches, low-floor shuttles, and building tools.
Proterra batteries characteristic passive and lively security options, liquid thermal conditioning, and adheres to state-of-the-art practical security requirements, together with ISO 26262 (as much as ASIL C). The Proterra battery is designed to ship greater than 4,000 recharge cycles over 10 years, with out important degradation, to make sure the longevity of the car.
The prototype Volta Zero was launched in September 2020, with the primary automobiles anticipated to be working with clients in late 2021.