French-based company, Swoopin, known for its full-electric fleet of logistics vehicles, have chosen to trial the Volta Zero this year across their major markets of France, Belgium and Italy before they begin the major step of producing customer vehicles in 2022.
A Shared Goal of Electrical Logistics
As a global provider of sustainable transportation and urban logistics, Swoopin has developed an integrated network of technology-driven urban distribution centres to provide an innovative and convenient delivery service to customers.
As the Volta Zero is the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne vehicle for inner-city freight deliveries, it has been designed to reduce the environmental impact of freight deliveries in city centres. So the Volta Zero will be a sound addition to Swoopin’s already extensive existing fleet of electric vans, cars and eBikes and supporting their last-mile distribution hubs, and helping cities meet ambitious CO2 emissions targets. The extensive network will also lead to a reduction in delivery mileage, which aligns with Volta Trucks’ philosophy of increasing the size of delivery vehicles, to reduce the number of smaller delivery vehicles on the roads, reducing congestion and improving the environment.
Commenting on the trial of the Volta Zero, Nicolas Spielmann, Chief Operations Officer of Swoopin, said; “We have been working to make all our delivery operations green for the past six years. Thanks to Volta Trucks, we are now able to apply our strategy to this final segment of our internal strategy. The Volta Zero will feed our 60 urban hubs across France, Belgium, and Italy on a daily basis for our e-commerce activities. We will finally be able to provide efficient and green next-day delivery to nearly anyone in Europe.”
Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks, Rob Fowler, said of the partnership; “I am delighted to welcome Swoopin, with such strong sustainability credentials, to the trial of the Volta Zero. There are clear parallels between the two companies, which makes the partnership so relevant and symbiotic. Swoopin’s operations will also provide a wide range of feedback to our technical teams as we grow our understanding of the various user cases ahead of the start of production of the final vehicle in 2022.”