The electric truck manufacturer Volta Trucks, and the Swedish maker of premium lightweight electric motorcycles, Cake, announced a collaboration directed at decarbonizing and decongesting last-mile deliveries and improving service to end customers.
“We’ve designed the full-electric Volta Zero to be the cleanest, safest and most efficient urban delivery vehicle. Most of our customers are using trucks to deliver from out-of-town warehouses to inner city stores. But as a forward-thinking brand, we’ve always sought innovative partners to deliver new and industry-redefining solutions.” said Essa Al-Saleh, Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks.
“The partnership between Volta Trucks and Cake will showcase how a combination of zero tailpipe emission transport solutions can bring benefit to brands and customers, such as the H&M Group, and city center environments.”
First trial with H&M Group in Paris
The first trial planned in Paris will be with the H&M Group, a fashion and design family of brands and businesses, in the first quarter of next year.
The fully integrated, zero tailpipe emission delivery service from warehouse to end customer utilizes the most efficient combination of electric two-wheelers and electric trucks, as per the press release by the company.
The capacious Volta Zero will act as a mini-warehouse or mobile micro hub that can operate in the world’s most rigorous zero-emission zones.
Cake’s electric motorcycles will be packed into the Volta Zero from the distribution center at the beginning of the working day and distributed into the city center.
From there, the Cake electric motorcycles will take the last mile of parcels to consumers in the fastest and most sustainable way without affecting traffic or parking struggles.
Volta Zero’s city-wide coverage for deliveries
In addition, the Volta Zero is free to redeploy to other places throughout the day or to provide quick-replacement batteries for the Cake motorcycles when necessary, which offers excellent city-wide coverage for deliveries.
“As the majority of today’s last-mile delivery chains will soon be banned in many of the world’s largest cities, world-leading e-commerce consumer brands need to engage in future-proof concepts now.” Cake’s founder and CEO Stefan Ytterborn said.
“Solutions need to be developed to offer lower emissions and less congestion, while benefiting from far more efficient deliveries all the way to the end customer. This innovative mobility ecosystem that the three brands are trialling is setting a clear direction for both healthier cities and business advantages.”
Volta Trucks & Cake serves the rapidly growing e-commerce delivery industry
Volta Trucks and Cake were founded to tackle transportation’s modern challenges. Centered on two very different vehicle platforms yet sharing the same objectives, integrating the two technologies offers instant opportunities for retailers serving the fast-growing e-commerce delivery industry.