Meet the world’s first 16 tonne electric truck

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A wider variety of electric vehicles is being introduced. There were 10 million electric cars on the world’s roads at the end of 2020 as registrations soared by 41% in just one year. But when it comes to hauling heavy loads, most of the world’s trucks still run on diesel . But that’s starting to change with the introduction in Germany of the world’s first 16 tonne all-electric truck. The Volta Zero has already been demonstrated in France , Italy and Spain . It’s due to enter service by the end of this year. Electrifying truck fleets will have a positive impact on urban air quality . According to the United Nations, nine out of 10 of us breathe polluted air . Air quality is at its worst in city centres. The 96 entries in the global league table of the worst air quality locations are all cities . Recent research shows 3.4 early deaths are caused by outdoor air pollution every year. Cleaner air and safer streets As well as being t he first purpose-designed all-electric commercial vehicle designed for city centre deliveries with a range of 200 km between charges, the Volta Zero is also claimed to […]

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