Trucking good news: Britain picked to build prototype electric lorry

Volta will produce its first zero-emission truck in Britain

Volta will produce its first zero-emission truck in Britain


A Swedish start-up hoping to revolutionise the transport industry with electric trucks has picked the UK to build its prototype vehicle.

Volta is tapping Britain’s expertise in the automotive industry to produce the first of its battery-powered vehicles intended for urban deliveries.

Electric lorries and buses 'not the answer' to cutting emissions in York

A flag waved during a climate change protest in York this year Picture: Frank Dwyer

SWITCHING to electric vehicles is not the answer to cutting carbon emissions from buses and lorries in York, a climate change meeting heard.

Bosses from Nestlé, bus operator First Group and City of York Council’s own vehicle fleet were asked about the challenges they face in lowering emissions from transport.

Andrew Griffiths from Nestlé revealed that the confectionery company has cut its greenhouse gas emissions by just over 60 per cent since 2007.