Volta Trucks has confirmed the promotion and appointment of Ian Collins as its new chief product officer, with immediate effect.
Collins joined Volta Trucks in August 2020 as engineering director.
In his new role, the company says Collins will be responsible for the development of the product roadmap and lifecycle planning for Volta Trucks, including all features, attributes and specifications across all sectors and markets.
He will also lead the design and development of all vehicles and products, from initial concept through to market launch.
His responsibility will also extend to overseeing the company’s procurement and quality functions, working with partners, and ensuring that customer’s expectations are exceeded throughout the life of the vehicle.
Collins joined Volta Trucks from the start-up electric passenger car brand, Polestar, where he held the position of head of UK research and development.
Prior to this, he was technical director and CEO of Emerald Automotive Design, a Geely Group company that delivered the LEVC TX e-city taxi from initial concept through to series production.
He has also held senior engineering management positions at McLaren Automotive and Rover Group.