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VOLTA TRUCKS APPOINTS SAPPHIRE VEHICLE SERVICES AS ITS UK CERTIFIED SERVICE PARTNER

● Volta Trucks confirms Certified Service Partner for the UK.

● Certified Service Partner to complement Volta Trucks’ own Hub in Tottenham, London, to provide comprehensive geographic Service and Maintenance coverage.

● Sapphire Vehicle Services joins Top Truck which has been recently announced as the Certified Service Partner for France, Spain and Italy.

Volta Trucks, the leading and disruptive all-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has announced the appointment of Sapphire Vehicle Services as its first Certified Service Partner for the UK.

Sapphire Vehicle Services has industry-leading experience in the UK commercial fleet management sector and will provide vehicle maintenance solutions, designed around Volta Trucks customers’ requirements. Sapphire Vehicle Solutions has 16 Institute of Road Transport (IRTE) accredited service and maintenance facilities spread across the UK, from Scotland to the South Coast, along with mobile servicing units linked to each location. Their network will provide the optimum service to Volta Trucks customers and maximise vehicle uptime with a 24/7/365 operation. Along with experienced and knowledgeable electric vehicle trained technicians, specialists will also undergo extensive and ongoing training on Volta Zero vehicles, provided by the Volta Trucks Academy within the Hub in Tottenham, London.

As the Certified Service Partner, Sapphire Vehicle Services will complement the Volta Trucks Hub location in Tottenham, London, and will play a major role in the Volta Trucks’ Truck as a Service (TaaS) offering. Designed as a frictionless way to migrate fleets of all sizes to electric, maximising their uptime and operational efficiency, the TaaS proposition revolutionises the ownership, servicing, financing, and management of commercial vehicle fleets.

Casper Norden, Chief Fleet Solutions Office at Volta Trucks said; “We are delighted to announce Sapphire Vehicle Services as our Certified Service Partner for the UK. Certified Service Partners are an integral part of our strategy for vehicle care, further supporting operations in cities and urban environments outside the vicinity of our Truck as a Service Hub locations. Servicing and maintenance is a cornerstone of the TaaS proposition, so with our Hub locations and Certified Service Partners working together, we’re providing customers with a comprehensive solution and ongoing confidence in the uptime of their Volta Zero.”

Speaking about the appointment, Perry Reeves Managing Director, Sapphire Vehicle Services said; “We are delighted to be appointed as a certified service partner for the UK and looking forward to developing the relationship in the future. Having already invested heavily in training, tooling, and charging infrastructure over the last two years we are excited at the prospect of working closely with our colleagues at Volta Trucks to develop the business and support customers across the UK. Having driven and experienced the Volta Zero and seen first-hand the extremely high level of support and staff already in place there we are confident this will be an industry leading solution for all operators in this marketplace.”

The news that Volta Trucks has appointed Sapphire Vehicle Services as the Certified Service Partner for the UK comes shortly after the announcement that Top Truck has been named as the Certified Service Partner for France, Italy and Spain.

 

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Editor’s notes.

Notes to Editor

The Volta Zero is the world’s first purpose-built all-electric 16-tonne vehicle designed for urban logistics, reducing the environmental impact of freight deliveries in city centres. The Volta Zero is designed from the ground up with an operating pure-electric range of 150 - 200 kms (95 – 125 miles).

Safety is also at the heart of Volta Trucks, with the ambition to produce the safest trucks for our cities. The Volta Zero was designed for electric from the outset, which facilitates a step-change in vehicle, driver and pedestrian safety. Thanks to the removal of the internal combustion engine, the operator of a Volta Zero sits in a central driving position, with a much lower seat height than a conventional truck. This combination, plus a glass house-style cab design, gives the driver a wide 220-degrees of visibility, minimising dangerous blind spots.

Volta Trucks is also innovating with its Truck as a Service proposition that has revolutionised the financing and servicing of commercial vehicle fleets. Truck as a Service offers fleet managers a frictionless and hassle-free way to electrify their fleet by offering an all-inclusive service for a single, affordable, monthly fee. It provides access to an all-electric Volta Zero, with its charging infrastructure needs provided by world-leader Siemens, insurance through Europe’s premier insurtech broker, Qover, and servicing, maintenance, and training requirements, maximising the uptime and operational efficiency of the vehicle.

About Volta Trucks

Volta Trucks was founded in 2019 in Sweden by co-founders Carl-Magnus Norden and Kjell Waloen. The company, focused primarily on operations across all major cities in Europe and the UK, is accelerating the transition to all-electric trucks, reducing the effects of climate change and helping make our cities safer, healthier and more sustainable for everyone. Volta Trucks has partnered with a number of global leaders in the supply chain for the development and production of the Volta Zero, at pace and scale. In total, Volta Trucks has raised over €360 million funding to date.

The company’s contract manufacturing facility is in Steyr, Austria, where production of customer specification vehicles is starting in early Q2 2023. The company has also established a network of ‘Volta Trucks Hub’ service and maintenance facilities in its launch markets, with the first four already announced in Bonneuil-sur-Marne, to the south of Paris, in Tottenham, London, Duisburg, to the west of the Rhine-Ruhr region in Germany, and in Madrid, Spain.

For further information, please contact:

Amanda Gibson Amanda.Gibson@voltatrucks.com
Head of Public Relations 00 44 7565 999199

Brian Wheeler Brian.Wheeler@voltatrucks.com
PR Manager 00 44 7342 930981

Chess Turton Chess.Turton@voltatrucks.com
Press & Communications Executive 00 44 7384 393948

Duncan Forrester Duncan.Forrester@voltatrucks.com
Chief Communications Officer 00 44 7768 877877

General Enquiries press@voltatrucks.com

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