Delivery firm, DPD Slovakia has begun using two all-electric, zero emission Voltia Maxi vans, becoming the first company in Slovakia to deploy the custom made urban delivery vehicle. DPD follows PostNL in the Netherlands in being among the first companies in Europe deploying the vehicle. This move is one of the steps in DPDs efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and achieve its sustainable development goals.
The vehicles will be used to serve DPD clients in Bratislava, reducing the company’s carbon footprint there. DPD plans to add more Maxi’s to its fleet before the end of the year.
The Voltia eNV200 Maxi is a custom modified all-electric vehicle built on the base of the Nissan eNV200.The cargo bay can hold 8m3 of cargo, up to 600 kg, and has a range of up to 90 miles per charge.
Juraj Ulehla, managing partner of Voltia commented:
“Our goal is to help companies switch to electric quickly, smoothly, and without disruption. We designed the Maxi to be the ideal tool for companies looking for zero emission urban delivery options. We could not be prouder that a premier company like DPD has the honor of being the first company to deploy them in our home market of Slovakia. This is just the beginning.”
“DPD cares about the environment in which we serve our customers. We are also a company which is first to bring innovations in delivery services to the Slovak market. That is why we decided to be the first delivery company in Slovakia to deploy these custom made electric vans for parcel delivery in Bratislava, where the concentration of standard automobile transport and resulting carbon is very high,” said Peter Pavúk, CEO of DPD in Slovakia.