Voltia, the European leader in electrified urban delivery, is delivering the first 30 units of an upsized model of the Nissan e-NV200 XL Voltia electric van with a load volume of 10 m3 after successful testing with DPD Slovakia. It 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. For Voltia, this is one of the important steps in gaining a foothold in the European market.

 An upsized version of the existing 8m3 model is a response to the needs of clients whose volumes of transported goods are growing rapidly during a pandemic. By introducing this model, the company has improved the ratio of sales price and total costs to cubic meters, which only confirms its privileged position in the last-mile delivery segment throughout Europe. The price per m3 decreased by 20%.

“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,” explains Mark Lovett, Head of Commercial Vehicles Europe, LeasePlan and Rastislav Podlipny, CEO LeasePlan Slovakia.

“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. At DPDgroup we will provide 80 million citizens in 225 cities throughout Europe with low emission deliveries by 2025,” says Peter Pavuk, CEO of DPD Slovakia.

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,” adds Juraj Ulehla, CEO of Voltia.

Thanks to the above-mentioned leasing product and vehicle, which was developed in collaboration with Nissan, the global carmaker, Voltia proves that electric vans can be more efficient than their diesel counterparts.