Voltia will use a special leasing with LeasePlan when delivering the first 30 upsized 10m3 e-vans to DPD Slovakia.
Bratislava, April 29, 2021 – Voltia, the European leader in electrified urban delivery, is delivering the first 30 units of an upsized model of the Nissan e-NV200 XL Voltia electric van with a load volume of 10 m3 after successful testing with DPD Slovakia. It will use a joint leasing solution provided by Voltia Electric and LeasePlan. This will allow DPD Slovakia to acquire new e-vans at lower monthly costs than are usually the case with diesel vans. For Voltia, this is one of the important steps in gaining a foothold in the European market.
An upsized version of the existing 8m3 model is a response to the needs of clients whose volumes of transported goods are growing rapidly during a pandemic. By introducing this model, the company has improved the ratio of sales price and total costs to cubic meters, which only confirms its privileged position in the last-mile delivery segment throughout Europe. The price per m3 decreased by 20%.
"With our joint approach to e-LCV leasing with the latest e-vehicle technology, Voltia and LeasePlan can accelerate the market transition to e-LCV utilisation," explains Mark Lovett, Head of Commercial Vehicles Europe, LeasePlan and Rastislav Podlipny, CEO LeasePlan Slovakia.
"As I said during testing, compared to the 6 or 8 m3 versions, this one is more optimal for us in terms of volume of transported goods, mileage and greater reduction of emissions per transported package. At DPD group we will provide 80 million citizens in 225 cities throughout Europe with low emission deliveries by 2025," says Peter Pavuk, CEO of DPD Slovakia.
The creation of favourable leasing conditions for light commercial vehicles (LCV) is one of the biggest obstacles to the transformation of the European market with 31 million vans. "For us, this is one of the main goals we plan to achieve this year and we are very happy to be able to work with DPD and LeasePlan on that," adds Juraj Ulehla, CEO of Voltia.
Thanks to the above-mentioned leasing product and vehicle, which was developed in collaboration with Nissan, the global carmaker, Voltia proves that electric vans can be more efficient than their diesel counterparts.
Voltia is a European e-mobility specialist based in Bratislava, Slovakia. With the mission to help make commercial e-mobility effective and affordable, it supports OEMs by broadening the usability of their mass-market electric LCV models. Voltia’s approach is to add value in terms of application-specific re-design for different purposes. It provides development know-how, vehicle structure engineering, prototyping, production set-up, and sales & marketing support. It has clients in 17 European countries. Voltia has won numerous awards, including 2016 EU Sustainable Energy Week Champion, 2017 Vienna Business Agency ground-breaking innovation, and 2018 Top10 mobility startup in Europe by the European Startup Prize. Their e-vans already operate successfully in large urban environments, such as London, Paris, Nice, Marseille, The Hague, Dortmund, Barcelona, Vienna, Warsaw, Prague, Tallinn, Kiev or Bratislava. More details at www.voltia.com.
About DPD Slovakia
The courier company DPD SK is a member of DPDgroup, the second largest international network for the transport of packages in Europe. It provides a wide portfolio of services in Slovakia and up to 230 countries around the world. Through innovative technologies, expertise and customer care, DPD provides quality services in the field of freight transport for senders as well as for recipients. More details at www.dpd.com/sk.
LeasePlan is a leader in two large and growing markets: Car-as-a-Service for new cars, through its LeasePlan business, and the high-quality three-to-four year old used car market, through its CarNext.com business. LeasePlan’s Car-as-a-Service business purchases, funds and manages new vehicles for its customers, providing a complete end-to-end service for a typical contract duration of three to four years. CarNext.com is a pan-European digital marketplace for high-quality used cars seamlessly delivering any car, anytime, anywhere and is supplied with vehicles from LeasePlan’s own fleet as well as third-party partners. LeasePlan has approximately 1.9 million vehicles under management in over 30 countries. With over 50 years’ experience, LeasePlan's mission is to provide what’s next in sustainable mobility so our customers can focus on what's next for them. Find our more at www.leaseplan.com/corporate.
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