The very first implementation of Volta Trucks’ new full-electric Volta Zero with Truck as a Service charging infrastructure will be the one subscribed by Heppner, creator of transport and logistics solutions and an independent leader in international transport from and to France.
The pre-order with deposit from Heppner will see 16 full-electric Volta Zeros operate from the company’s depots in Rungis and La Courneuve in Paris, and Lyon. Importantly, the agreement also covers the implementation of the electric charging infrastructure to run the vehicles, with a range of 22kW slow and 150kW fast chargers to be installed by Volta Trucks’ recently announced charging infrastructure partner, Siemens.
Truck as a Service: Volta Trucks with Heppner
Volta Trucks and Heppner have worked closely together to identify charging requirements through a sequence of site assessments. Truck as a Service is designed to de-risk and accelerate the migration to electric commercial vehicles for fleet managers. Through its Truck as a Service offer, Heppner will have access to the maintenance, servicing, insurance and training services of its vehicles, and will rely on Volta Trucks for the development and successful implementation of all aspects of the migration to electrification.
“At Heppner, our approach to reducing our carbon footprint is global and we act wherever possible. I am proud to be able to lay a new brick in our energy transition with Volta Trucks, which is a key pillar of our strategy. This first successful trial is the start of a great collaboration in which innovation and agility have their place”, said Jean-Thomas Schmitt, Chief Executive Officer of the Heppner Group.
“I’m delighted to welcome Heppner to Volta Trucks. Both teams have worked towards a shared vision – to implement the full-electric Volta Zero onto Heppner’s fleet but also recognising that the migration to zero tailpipe emissions needs more than a truck, it needs the complete electrification ecosystem around the truck, to be successful”, added Essa Al-Saleh, Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks.