Chronopost, the French parcel service of the DPD Group, the 2nd ranked parcel delivery network in Europe, has just announced its purchase of 100 Voltia 8m3 all electric vans.
The announcement coincides with the opening of Chronopost’s new Paris Urban Logistics Area and both are part of Chronopost’s latest move to provide all of its deliveries in Paris with zero emission transport methods.
The Voltia van is a modification of the Nissan e-NV200, but with double the cargo capacity and walk-in rear door access which makes it ideal for urban delivery conditions. That van has up to 200 km of range per single charge and up to 600 kg of payload capacity.
The purchase by Chronopost will be the single largest sale for Voltia, but it follows the growing use of Voltia’s solutions within the DPD group across Europe. Voltia vans now serve DPD customers in five European countries and their use is growing.
“Chronopost plans to use the Voltia van for precisely the type of urban operations it was designed for, just as Gnewt Cargo is doing with our vans in London,” said Juraj Ulehla, co-founder and managing partner of Voltia. “We’re extremely pleased to be providing the tools so innovative, forward thinking companies like Chronopost can decarbonize their transport, deliver goods emissions free, and improve the air quality in our cities and towns.”
Voltia, founded and based in Bratislava, Slovakia, is an electric vehicle solutions provider focused on helping companies which use light commercial vehicles to go electric.
The Voltia van is currently in use by clients in Austria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.