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Volta trucks have revealed the first details of its first customer ‘Studio’ and headquarter building in Paris, as it prepares for the first full-electric Volta Zero commercial vehicles to start operating on the city’s streets by the end of the year.
The “Volta Trucks Studio” is on the historic Rue Edouard VII, off the Boulevard des Capucines in the 9thArrondissement of Paris, linking the Madeleine and Opera districts. The central facility is perfectly located amongst offices, shops, homes, restaurants, hotels and theatres, and near where many of the company’s customers will live and work.
The “Volta Trucks Studio” complements the recently announced “Volta Trucks Hub” facility that will deliver its Truck as a service maintenance and aftersales operations, as well as hosting 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 recently announced ‘Volta trucks Hub’ in Paris is in Bonneuil-sur-Marne, to the south-east of Paris, and will serve the important logistic centres of Rungis, Orly, Crèteil and Bonneuil-sur-Marne, where Volta Trucks customers have distribution warehouses.
“Since its inception, Volta Trucks has taken an innovative, industry-redefining, customer centric approach to commercial vehicles. The ground-up design of our full-electric Volta Zero and our unique Truck as a Service ownership model are two good examples. Now, we will redefine the face-to-face customer experience with the first of many Volta Trucks Studios, located near where our customers live and work.” Said Essa Al-Saleh, CEO and Board Member, Volta Trucks
Paris is one of two EU launch markets for Volta Trucks, as well as London. Under current legislation, diesel engine vehicles will be banned from operating in Paris from 2024 as all French cities of more than 150,000 residents adopt new Low Emissions Zones.
As part of this legislation, the French government is offering incentives of up to €100,000 for the transition to zero-tailpipe emission vehicles, making the acceleration of fleet electrification of paramount importance to French fleet operators.