Voltloader launches electric haulage service for agricultural industry


Voltloader is launching a new fully electric haulage service initially focusing on the agricultural industry.

Voltloader has recently ordered new Volvo FM trucks that will pull Weightlifter tipping trailers, which have been specifically configured for an optimum bulk payload. The business is initially launching in the East of England to transport customers' grain and agricultural goods across the region. Customers will also be able to access Voltloader's charging sites.

Dave Rose, Voltloader’s CEO and Founder states: “The high capital cost of the vehicles, lack of charging infrastructure and reduced range present barriers that we are offering solutions to. By embracing electric haulage, producers and agricultural businesses can anticipate long-term cost savings while actively contributing to a cleaner, greener and quieter future.”

Furthermore, Voltloader offers peace of mind through long-term fixed price haulage contracts, providing pricing stability in an ever-changing energy landscape. Each truck will be equipped with 540 kWh battery capacity, allowing them to achieve around 160 miles on a full charge and fully recharge in two hours when connected to one of Voltlader’s 150 kWh DC chargers.

Dave Rose adds: “Our customers in the agricultural sector not only have emissions targets that they are trying to address, but their customers, the food manufacturers and retailers, are also demanding this. Voltloader allows them to deliver their business needs and the needs of their customers today, whilst also partnering to support the longer term transition of their own fleets.”

Voltlader aims to launch the service in the first half of 2024.