Posten Norge and Bring select Volta Trucks and Inzile electric vehicles
Posten Norge and its logistics subsidiary Bring have partnered with electric vehicles makers Volta Trucks and Inzile to improve efficiency and achieve ultra-low emissions.
Together, Bring and Posten have chosen full-electric goods vehicle manufacturer and services company Volta Trucks for an exclusive trial of its forthcoming Volta Zero.
The Volta Zero is the world’s first purpose-built full-electric large freight distribution vehicle, and the trial will support Bring and Posten’s significant network of inner-city mail and parcel pick-up and drop-off locations.
With the full-electric, zero-emission truck specifically designed to operate in inner city environments, the Volta Zero will be extensively tested in the locations it was designed to excel in, providing real-world data and driver feedback to engineers in the vehicle development programme.
Per Öhagen, Executive Vice President of E-commerce and Logistics of Bring, commented: “By 2025, our goal is that all our vehicles and buildings will be emission neutral. To reach that goal, partnering with companies like Volta Trucks are crucial.
“To be the first pilot user of a Volta Truck in Scandinavia sends a clear message of our sustainability intent, and we look forward to a good collaboration to develop the emission-free trucks of the future.”
Rob Fowler, Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks, added: “With Swedish and Norwegian founders, Volta Trucks was created with strong Nordic roots. Our mission is to create a purpose-built, full-electric large delivery vehicle that will help improve the safety of pedestrians and other road users and improve the air quality for all.
“I am delighted to be exclusively partnering with Bring to test the forthcoming Volta Zero in the important Nordic markets. Bring’s inner-city delivery vehicle requirements, with their extensive network of pick-up and drop-off locations, perfectly complements the design and performance of the Volta Zero with its 200kms range of full-electric, zero-emission operation.”
Moreover, Sweden-based automotive company Inzile, which manufactures electric vehicles, is delivering its first emission-free truck to Bring.
The vehicle will roll on Stockholm’s street and is the first concrete result of the collaboration between the Swedish manufacturer and Bring. Norway Post, which Bring is a part of, owns 4% of Inzile. So far, Bring has ordered five trucks from the climate neutral truck manufacturer.
CEO Thomas Tscherning at Bring commented: “Our cooperation with and ownership in Inzile ensures our access to electric vehicles. Together we will develop vehicles that suit us and our customers and that do not affect the climate and the urban environment.”
The trucks will be used locally for light home deliveries, so-called Urban Home Delivery. Initially, the cars will be used in the Stockholm region. In the future, they will be used elsewhere in Sweden. Inzile’s EU approval is planned to be in place this fall and thereafter Bring can use the cars in Denmark and Norway as well.
Ragnar Åhgren, CEO of Inzile, added: “We at Inzile are pleased with the collaboration with Bring. This means that we can develop the electric cars in collaboration with a professional operator. In this way, we can be more confident that we will reach the market.”