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Volta Trucks and Siemens Smart Infrastructure have announced their intended joint venture to deliver eMobility charging infrastructure and software to Volta Trucks customers. This aims to simplify, de-risk, and accelerate their transition to commercial fleet electrification.
The partnership will utilise Volta Truck’s unique solution to commercial vehicle fleet electrification and operational expertise through its Truck as a Service offer and Siemens’ global experience in electric vehicle support solutions. The company has said that this will include software control systems, facility electrification, charging infrastructure, energy management, building equipment and project finance.
“Through our partnership with Volta Trucks, we intend to co-create Transportation as a Service solutions, and deliver Volta Trucks’ customers higher uptime, a commitment to reliability through performance-based contracts, and reduced energy expenditure. As commercial fleets look to meet sustainability goals and deliver cost effective, robust infrastructure solutions, we are pleased to be able to partner with Volta Trucks.” said Thomas Kiessling, Chief Technology Officer of Siemens Smart Infrastructure.
The technical aspect of the charging installation will be overseen by Siemens to deliver a best-in-class solution. This includes the hardware required to operate the charging and power distrubution infrastructure for fleets of Volta Zeros, said the company’s press release.
Siemens will also offer a performance management platform, which will allow customers to achieve higher uptime with minimum expenditure.
“To deliver the electrification of urban logistics at pace and scale, we need operationally efficient electrification infrastructure aligned to the exact requirement of each fleet. In Siemens, we have a world-class partner with the innovative technical solutions our customers will expect. Together, we are confident that our partnership with accelerate the migration to electrification.” said Essa Al-Saleh, Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks.