Volta Trucks, the Scandinavian start-up full-electric vehicle manufacturer, has announced a tyre partnership with Bridgestone. The agreement covers the first launch vehicle, revealed in September, and the supply of tyres to the pilot vehicles that are due to start evaluation with fleet operators in early 2021.
Large logistics fleet operators have already signed-up to trial the Volta Zero, including DPD Group in the UK and Bring and Posten in Scandinavia, with orders also being taken for the vehicle in both markets.
Bridgestone have supplied the Volta Zero with their 285/70R19.5 146/144M R-Steer 002 tyre for both front and rear axles. Bridgestone says the tyre’s steer pattern delivers an optimum performance for high-torque full-electric vehicles and thanks to its ribbed design tread pattern, the R-Steer tyre also offers significant tyre noise reduction. This is an important attribute for the Volta Zero that is designed predominantly for inner city usage, with its silent full-electric powertrain enabling it to operate in urban areas 24 hours a day, even with the most stringent noise pollution regulations.