Volta Trucks partnership to decarbonise Regent Street deliveries

Volta Trucks has partnered with The Crown Estate and Clipper Logistics to help decarbonise deliveries for Regent Street retailers.

The electric vehicle manufacturer's Volta Zero, which will launch as a trial in the summer, will play a role The Crown Estate's latest delivery consolidation scheme, which aims to reduce emissions throughout the West End.

The Crown Estate is one of the West End’s largest property owners and Clipper Logistics is its distribution provider.

The Volta Zero is what the company describes as “the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne vehicle” designed for inner-city logistics, designed to reduce the environmental impact of freight deliveries in city centres.

The Crown Estate’s London portfolio spans 10 million sq ft and comprises of Regent Street and around half of St James’s.

The organisation's Regent Street customers have access to a single accessible consolidation centre, just outside London’s congestion charge zone, where their deliveries are combined and dispatched to and from store.

“The full-electric Volta Zero is specifically designed for zero-emission urban distribution with exactly The Crown Estate and Clipper Logistics’ use case in mind," said Essa Al-Saleh, chief executive, Volta Trucks. "And with 8.6-tonnes of payload, it was created to consolidate deliveries and reduce congestion of smaller vehicles on city centre streets."

Judith Everett, Executive Director for Purpose, Sustainability & Stakeholder at The Crown Estate, added; “This partnership is another important step towards reducing congestion, improving air quality, and making our streets safer and more accessible across the West End. It will be a win-win for us and our customers, helping support their deliveries and our joint sustainability ambitions. It builds on our continued work to trial and test to see what works best for everyone using our streets, now and in the future.”

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