Sunday November 28, 2021

Nissan and Voltia launch large electric delivery van

Electric van specialist Voltia has teamed up with Nissan to launch a large capacity electric delivery van, the ‘e-NV200 XL Voltia’, throughout Europe.

Expanding Nissan’s zero-emission light commercial vehicle (LCV) offering, the Nissan e-NV200 XL Voltia is optimised for urban last-mile delivery. At 8 m3 load capacity, the new model features twice the load capacity of the standard e-NV200, easy rear-door access and standing room in the cargo bay, according to the companies.

Equipped with a 40kWh capacity traction battery and intelligent energy management technology, the e-NV200 XL Voltia reinforces Nissan’s commitment in leading the charge towards sustainable last-mile delivery.

With a load space of 8m3, the new model expands the standard e-NV200's competitive load space by 90%. This allows businesses to complete fewer trips on each delivery round, allowing them to streamline operations and save time.

The newest member of the e-NV200 family is designed with versatility and practicality in mind. Combining an elongated load bay with an expansive roof space, the 8m3 van allows drivers to load cargo easily, with standing room ensuring they remain comfortable on the job. The van is highly manoeuvrable on the road, too, with an optimised turning circle making it an ideal solution for urban roads.

Voltia said it is ideally placed to advance this initiative, with manufacturing facilities in France, the UK and Slovakia able to produce up to 10,000 units for deployment across Europe.

Gruau will oversee production in Laval (France) for Western Europe, whilst the Bevan Group in Wednesbury will facilitate manufacturing for the British Isles and Ireland. Hollen in Trnava, Slovakia, will assume responsibility over production for Central and Eastern Europe. All three manufacturers will cooperate closely on marketing and other activities.

Manuel Burdiel Alvaro, Nissan’s General Manager Europe, LCV Sales and Business Development, underlined the strategic significance of the cooperation: “The light commercial vehicle segment will play a key role in optimising urban last-mile delivery for a more sustainable future.

“Together with Voltia, we believe that the Nissan e-NV200 XL Voltia provides the perfect solution to achieve significant progress towards that goal. Thanks to its competitive pricing, zero-emission electric power and 8m3 of versatile cargo space, the Nissan e-NV200 XL Voltia is designed from the ground-up to support increasing e-commerce and last-mile delivery demand in cities throughout Europe.”

“Partnering with a global automaker like Nissan truly reinforces the quality of our vehicles,” explained Juraj Ulehla, Managing Director of Voltia. “Our collaborative efforts reinforce our shared view that evolving the LCV segment will be crucial for facilitating cost-effective and sustainable end-to-end delivery, for large and small businesses alike.”

Voltia’s partnership with Nissan is another international milestone following successful deployments of the e-NV200 XL Voltia in Paris and London in addition to the recent production agreements in France and the UK.

The Nissan e-NV200 has enjoyed widespread popularity since its launch in 2014, with 42,000 units produced and almost 10,000 sold across Europe in 2019 alone.

Voltia is a European e-mobility specialist based in Bratislava, Slovakia. It supports OEMs by broadening the usability of their mass-market electric LCV models. It has clients in 11 European countries. Voltia’s e-vans already operate successfully in large urban environments, such as London, Paris, Nice, Dortmund, Tallinn or Bratislava.

SourceVoltia, Nissan, CEP-Research

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