The Voltia eNV200 Maxi, an all-electric urban delivery van based on the Nissan eNV200, has been deployed for the first time in Slovakia (by the firm DPD Slovakia), according to an email sent to CleanTechnica. Voltia is also based out of Slovakia, but it is focusing its unique electric van on Europe at large.
The deployment reported consists of two of the Voltia Maxi delivery vehicles, which will be used primarily in the country’s capital of Bratislava — in order to reduce the company’s operational carbon footprint while probably saving money. The company will reportedly be adding more Voltia Maxi vans to its fleet before the end of the year as well.
This news follows PostNL’s deployment of the Voltia Maxi delivery vehicle in the Netherlands, and is thus representative of the growth of adoption of Voltia’s offerings.
“Our goal is to help companies switch to electric quickly, smoothly, and without disruption,” stated Juraj Ulehla, managing partner of Voltia.
“We designed the Maxi to be the ideal tool for companies looking for zero emission urban delivery options. We could not be prouder that a premier company like DPD has the honor of being the first company to deploy them in our home market of Slovakia. This is just the beginning.”
The CEO of DPD Slovakia, Peter Pavúk, commented as well: “DPD cares about the environment in which we serve our customers. We are also a company which is first to bring innovations in delivery services to the Slovak market. That is why we decided to be the first delivery company in Slovakia to deploy these custom made electric vans for parcel delivery in Bratislava, where the concentration of standard automobile transport and resulting carbon is very high.”
As some further background here, as stated above, the Voltia eNV200 Maxi is an all-electric delivery vehicle based on the Nissan e-NV200 platform — though heavily modified. The Maxi reportedly can travel up to 140 kilometers per full charge, and can carry up to 600 kilograms of cargo in its 8m3 cargo bay.
Here’s a bit more from a new press release from Voltia: “Voltia helps delivery and logistics companies switch their fleets to electric. Through its eFleet Advisory, Voltia analyzes a company’s operations and provides a customized plan for how to switch their fleet to electric in a way that maximizes the benefits of electric and minimizes transition challenges. Voltia also offers custom electric vehicles to fill in gaps it sees in the market — the Maxi is one such custom vehicle.”
So, overall, this is probably a pretty good option for companies in Europe wanting to cut their carbon footprint.
For more information, see our earlier coverage: Voltia Maxi — An Electric Urban Delivery Van Based On The Nissan eNV200.
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