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Volta tabs Petit Forestier for U.K. reefer rentals

June 9, 2023
Europe’s largest refrigerated rental fleet now will offer the all-electric truck manufacturer’s Volta Zero 16- and 18-tonne variants in select overseas markets.

All-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer Volta Trucks recently extended it purchase and supply agreement with Petit Forestier to provide refrigerated rental and leasing truck solutions across Europe and the U.K.

The new agreement includes the U.K.-based refrigerated rental company becoming Volta’s leading partner for the reefer version of its all-electric, 16- and 18-tonne (17.6- and 19.8-U.S. ton) Volta Zero variants across a selection of the manufacturer’s European markets, including France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands and the U.K., the companies said.

“Petit Forestier is a family business that has always been able to anticipate the challenges of each era since its creation in 1907,” Léonard Forestier, Petit Forestier Group president, said in a news release. “The future of refrigerated transport will be greener and simpler. Committed to moving toward the energy transition, Petit Forestier is constantly developing its range of alternative energy refrigerated vehicles.

“We are working hand-in-hand with our partners to provide our customers with innovative solutions that meet environmental challenges. We are proud to partner up with Volta Trucks to propose the refrigerated Volta Zero—the result of a partnership built on innovation and sustainable development.”

Customers will benefit from Volta’s expertise in electric trucks and charging infrastructure, combined with Petit Forestier’s expertise in refrigerated full-service solutions, helping simplify the transition to an electric fleet.

Petit Forestier was founded in 1907 and is the only European company in the rental market with expertise and knowledge in the field of refrigeration, the company maintained. Petit Forestier benefits from Europe’s largest refrigerated rental fleet of over 70,000 vehicles and currently covers 20 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the United States. This enables them to provide over 15,000 customers with temperature-controlled logistics and transport, from product manufacture to the end consumer.

“The Volta Zero has been specifically designed to provide zero-tailpipe-emission urban logistics in a city environment, and temperature-controlled transport of goods are a vital part of that strategy, for us and our customers,” said Volta CEO Essa Al-Saleh. “Our partnership and rental agreement with Petit Forestier further demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers with a simple, easy-to-manage, and de-risked transition to an all-electric transport solution, helping to make our city centers safer and more sustainable for everyone.”

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