UK's Crown Estate, Volta Trucks to run electric truck trial in London

A prototype of the Volta Zero, a 16-tonne electric truck that Volta Trucks will start mass producing in late 2022, is displayed in central London, Britain, January 13, 2022. REUTERS/Nick Carey

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Crown Estate will run an electric truck trial starting this summer with startup Volta Trucks to deliver goods to retailers on London's busy Regent Street as part of efforts to cut congestion and emissions, the companies said on Friday.

The trial will be run by the Crown Estate's distribution provider Clipper Logistics and involve a prototype Volta Zero, a 16-tonne electric truck that is due to go into production by the end of 2022 at a former truck plant in Austria .

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