Volta Trucks, the leading full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has announced the appointment of Duncan Forrester as its Chief Communications Officer, effective immediately. Forrester’s appointment comes soon after the company’s confirmation of the sale of 1,000 Volta Zero vehicles to Petit Forestier – believed to be Europe’s largest single purchase of large electric commercial vehicles – and last week’s announcement of its successful funding round, bringing $20 million into the company and confirming the value of its $260 million order book.
Duncan Forrester joins the Volta Trucks Management Team with extensive experience in PR and Communications for start-up and electric vehicle companies. As a consultant, he had supported Volta Trucks since mid-2020 as well as helping a number of other innovative start-up automotive brands. Prior to running his own consultancy, Forrester served as Vice President and Global Head of PR and Communications for the start-up electric Polestar brand, having previously worked for BMW Group, Volvo Cars in Gothenburg and McLaren Automotive.
Commenting on the appointment, Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks, Rob Fowler, said; “I’m delighted to welcome Duncan to Volta Trucks. He has played a significant role in the company as a consultant over the past year, including the launch of the Volta Zero and as we have developed our presence in the marketplace. I am therefore pleased that we have the opportunity to bring him in-house as part of the Management Team. Duncan’s appointment is a great example of how we are now scaling and growing the company and bringing in experts in their respective fields as we proceed towards the production of the first Volta Zero vehicles later in 2021.”