Volta Trucks expands British development centre

Volta Trucks expands British development centre

Swedish e-truck startup Volta Trucks is looking to expand its research and development team in the UK to accelerate the development of the Volta Zero, so the company is launching a hiring drive with the aim of employing more than 280 people by the end of 2021.

Volta Trucks currently employs more than 150 people, compared to a "handful" at the beginning of the year. Volta is currently looking for industrial and commercial experts, but above all for "talented and forward-thinking engineers". 70 positions have been advertised.

The engineers will work primarily at the research and development center in Reading, near London, U.K. Volta says the offices have space for more than 110 engineers, where the all-electric 16-ton truck will be developed to production readiness and later derive the announced 7.5-, 12- and 19-ton variants.

"As a nimble and agile startup organization, we designed and developed the Volta Zero demonstrator vehicle in 2020 and 2021, brought it to market, took it on a six-part European roadshow, and received thousands of pre-orders for a truck - all with a small team working remotely during the pandemic," says Volta CEO Essa Al-Saleh. "We now have a UK home for our engineers, close to where our Pilot Fleet vehicles will soon be operating at customer sites in London."