Voltia has received an order from DPD in Slovakia for 30 Nissan e-NV200 XL in the ten cubic metre version. In a new leasing model, the electric transporters are to be cheaper for DPD than diesel vehicles.
The converter Volta had only introduced the ten-cubic-metre version of the Nissan e-NV200 XL in March 2021. This is 28 cm higher and offers 2.2 instead of 1.9 metres of loading space height with the same vehicle width and payload. According to Voltia, the load space is up to 1.50 metres wide, with a maximum of 1.22 metres between the wheel arches. The vehicle is supposed to be able to load up to three Euro pallets. Part of the higher cargo capacity, however, is in the 1.35-metre-deep porch above the driver’s cab. With the raised superstructure, the ten-cubic-metre version is 2.70 metres high in total.
After DPD had successfully tested the vehicles in Slovakia, Voltia said it drew up an offer together with LeasePlan that enables DPD to use the electric transporters at conditions that are more favourable than was previously the case for diesel vehicles. However, the exact conditions under which DPD now uses the vehicles are not mentioned in the announcement. Mark Lovett, Head of Commercial Vehicles Europe at LeasePlan, and Rastislav Podlipny, CEO LeasePlan Slovakia, merely state that the Voltia cooperation is intended to “accelerate the transformation of the market towards electric mobility”.
After the first tests, in which more than 2,000 parcels were delivered over more than 1,000 kilometres in three weeks, Peter Pavuk, CEO of DPD Slovakia, had described the van as “optimal for us”. Now Pavuk adds: “As we found out during the tests, the ten-cubic-metre version is even slightly better suited to our needs in terms of transport volume, range and emissions per parcel compared to the six- and eight-cubic-metre versions.”