Volta Trucks to open maintenance hub in London

19 Oct 2022

Electric truck start-up Volta Trucks will open its first UK hub in north London, which will act as a service and maintenance centre serving the firm’s Volta Zero trucks which are set to arrive early next year. 

The Anglo-Swedish brand is currently developing the Volta Zero electric truck, which is due to enter final development testing and customer trials before series production begins at the end of this year.

Volta’s hubs will form part of the firm’s ‘Truck as a Service’ subscription scheme, which provides customers with a truck as well as servicing and maintenance for a monthly fee. 

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The Volta Trucks Hub in London will be built in Tottenham, which the firm says is near many of Volta;s initial UK-based customers. The facility covers 30,000 sq feet and will feature eight workshop bays. It will also accommodate a showroom, admin office and a training and call centre. 

“London and Paris are Volta Trucks’ initial launch markets, and the availability of service and maintenance facilities is key for customer’s trust and confidence in our ability to deliver on our promises, and maintain the uptime of their vehicles,” said Casper Norden, chief fleet solutions office at Volta Trucks. 

“The search for the right location with the right environmental credentials has been extensive, but our new Volta Trucks Hub in Tottenham gives us, and our customers, everything needed to introduce our innovative truck into the important UK market and be fully operational from day one.”

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Volta’s London facility is the second service and maintenance hub after the Bonneuil-sur-Marne hub opened in Paris. 

The in the south-east of Paris, features eight workshop bays for routine servicing of vehicles and uses innovative new equipment tailored to full-electric commercial vehicles to minimise down-time. 

Volta’s Paris-based hub has the capacity to service and maintain more than 600 trucks per year. Volta expects Paris to be one of its largest launch markets, because all diesel-powered vehicles will be banned from the city from 2024 onwards.

Once opened, Volta plans to launch more hubs in  Madrid, Milan, the Rhine-Ruhr region of Germany, and the Randstad region of the Netherlands.

Volta says its network of Volta Trucks Hubs will be "a critical enabler of the company’s innovative Truck as a Service offer, that sets out to revolutionise the finance and servicing of commercial vehicle fleets". 

Volta added that the Trucks as a Service will support companies with their transition to electrification by offering a single, affordable monthly fee that funds the use of the Volta Zero truck, including its servicing, maintenance, insurance and training requirements. It will even provide a replacement truck when necessary.


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