Voltia delivers 30 Nissan e-vans to DPD Slovakia
Voltia, a European leader in electrified urban delivery, is delivering the first 30 large Nissan e-NV200 XL Voltia electric vans to DPD in Slovakia after successful testing.
The electric vehicle, developed in collaboration with Nissan, has a load volume of 10 m3. This upsized version of the existing 8m3 model is a response to the needs of clients whose volumes of transported goods are growing rapidly during the pandemic.
"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,” said Peter Pavuk, CEO of DPD Slovakia.
Lower costs through leasing
The company 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. By introducing this model, Voltia claimed it has improved the ratio of sales price and total costs to cubic meters. The price per m3 decreased by 20%.
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," explained Juraj Ulehla, CEO of Voltia.
"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," explained Mark Lovett, Head of Commercial Vehicles Europe, LeasePlan and Rastislav Podlipny, CEO LeasePlan Slovakia.
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 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.