Swiss solar market leader Helion received at the end of January over 100 Volkswagen ID. Buzz electric vans. The ID. Buzz Cargo vehicles are now in use at Helion as a climate-neutral service fleet. The world’s largest fleet handover of the ID. Buzz Cargo to the Swiss solar industry leader took place at the Attisholz site in Switzerland.
To ensure that day-to-day operations run smoothly from the outset, Helion set up an operational support group before the changeover in order to test the vehicles and identify possible challenges. Helion has invested in its charging infrastructure and expanded it massively at all its branches. With an operating radius of usually around 100 kilometres, the public charging network is only used in exceptional cases.
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“We are delighted that Helion is committed to the ID. Buzz Cargo as a service vehicle and will also use self-generated solar power for carbon-neutral operation of its fleet. The ID. Buzz stands for sustainable mobility like no other commercial vehicle. Together with our partners, we are driving forward the energy transition in the commercial vehicle sector,” says Lars Krause, member of the Board of Management responsible for Sales and Marketing at VWCV.
“With the conversion of our commercial vehicle fleet to electric power, we are also driving forward the energy transition within the company. We Helionauts (that’s how people working for Helion are called, ed) will tackle the corresponding challenges together. As of today, around 100 of our technicians from all over Switzerland are on the road electrically and are therefore also ambassadors for our vision and the energy transition,” says Noah Heynen, CEO of Helion.