Volta Trucks extends its alliance with Petit Forestier to provide refrigerated rental and leasing solutions for all-electric commercial vehicles across Europe. This strategic partnership illustrates a significant step toward sustainability and the energy transition in the transport industry.
Electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, Volta Trucks, is broadening its partnership with Petit Forestier, a European company with over a century of expertise in refrigerated full-service solutions. This move extends their previous purchase and supply agreement to include the provision of refrigerated rental and leasing truck services across key European markets.
Why It Matters
This collaboration signifies a considerable stride towards sustainable transport solutions in Europe. It enables Petit Forestier to become the rental and leasing partner for the refrigerated versions of Volta’s all-electric 16-tonne and 18-tonne Zero trucks across France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and the UK. Customers stand to gain from the joint proficiency of Volta Trucks in electric vehicle technology and Petit Forestier in refrigeration solutions, thereby facilitating a smoother transition to an electric fleet.
Volta Trucks’ CEO, Essa Al-Saleh, emphasized the strategic role of the Volta Zero trucks in providing zero-tailpipe emission urban logistics. He believes that temperature-controlled transport is vital to this vision, and the expanded partnership with Petit Forestier reinforces their commitment to making urban centers safer and more sustainable.
Petit Forestier, boasting Europe’s largest refrigerated rental fleet of over 70,000 vehicles and coverage across 20 countries, has exclusive knowledge in the refrigeration field. President Léonard Forestier expressed his pride in the family business’s ability to anticipate industry trends since its inception in 1907. He indicated that the company is keen on moving towards the energy transition and constantly expanding its alternative energy vehicle range. The partnership with Volta Trucks is part of this sustainable development vision.
The enhanced alliance between Volta Trucks and Petit Forestier is a strong indicator of the transport industry’s future – one leaning towards greener, simpler, and more sustainable solutions. This partnership brings innovative and environment-friendly transportation solutions closer to over 15,000 customers who rely on Petit Forestier for temperature-controlled logistics. It embodies the shared commitment of the two companies to help transition to an all-electric transport solution in a way that de-risks and simplifies the process for their customers.