Volta Trucks has revealed its first ‘Volta Trucks Hub’ in Paris that will deliver its ‘Truck as a Service’ customer-focused operations.
The first hub will open in Paris with confirmation of the London Hub location due shortly. The ‘Volta Trucks Hub, Paris’ will operate eight workshop bays for the routine servicing of vehicles, including the equipment needed to keep full-electric commercial vehicles well maintained, to minimise down-time.
The hub will also host admin offices, a Volta Trucks Academy training centre and a call centre that will provide the interface between customers and the company’s team of technical and commercial experts, 24/7/365.
The first ‘Volta Trucks Hub, Paris’ is in Bonneuil-sur-Marne, to the south-east of Paris, and will serve the logistics centres of Rungis, Orly, Créteil and Bonneuil where the first Volta Trucks’ customers already have distribution warehouses. The facility has easy access to the A86 Périphérique and is also near the extension of the N406 road towards the Haropa port that provides river and train terminals for several potential customers. The facility offers 2,100m2 on a 5,000m2 plot and will serve more than 600 trucks per year
The new hub represents part of a wider representation strategy that will see a vehicle service offering across all initial launch locations of Paris, London, Madrid, Milan, the Rhine-Ruhr region of Germany, and the Randstad region of the Netherlands. The Volta Trucks site strategy covers large metropolitan areas next to logistics centres but is also designed to anticipate a shift towards multi-modal transport including rivers and train, not just focused on the continental long distance transport network.
Confirming the first Volta Trucks Hub, Paris, Casper Norden, Chief Fleet Solutions Officer of Volta Trucks, said; “The confirmation of our first Truck as a Service Hub is a significant milestone on our journey to the production of our vehicles. Uptime is critical for our customers, and the forthcoming opening of this facility gives our customers the confidence to know where their vehicles will be maintained to the highest standards. It also gives us a base for our Volta Trucks Academy training school for drivers, sales teams and the technicians who will work on the vehicles. It gives us a Hub and a home in every market, with Paris as our first. I look forward to rolling out similar facilities in London soon, and all of our other European launch cities in 2023.”