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Volta Trucks Teams with Siemens on Commercial Fleet Electrification

Oct. 13, 2022
Companies to jointly deliver managed services to enable scaling to fleet operations for Volta Trucks customers.

Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Volta Trucks, a full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, are partnering to deliver and scale eMobility charging infrastructure to simplify the transition to fleet electrification.

The companies signed a letter of intent outlining the cooperation, whereby they will jointly seek to deliver turnkey solutions for fleets to transition to zero-emission urban transportation through an end-to-end, integrated and comprehensive feature set around charging, facility upgrading and energy management solutions. The offering will be designed to require minimal upfront investment or technical knowledge.

The partnership brings together Volta Trucks’ approach to commercial fleet electrification and operational expertise through Truck as a Service, and Siemens’ global experience in software control systems, facility electrification, charging infrastructure, energy management, building equipment and Siemens Financial Services’ - and third parties’ - financing expertise in smart infrastructure projects.

In doing so, it will support Volta Trucks’ customers by providing infrastructure for full electrification aligned with their operational needs.

In June this year, Siemens launched Siemens Xcelerator, a new, open digital business platform featuring a curated portfolio of IoT-enabled hardware and software, a powerful ecosystem of partners, and a marketplace. The objective is to deliver digital solutions for commercial and industrial customers, together with key partners, in an agile, co-creation approach.

The strategic collaboration will lead, and actively manage, customers through the design of their fleet electrification journey. The technical infrastructure of the installations will be overseen by Siemens, including the hardware and software required to operate the charging and power distribution infrastructure for fleets of Volta Zeros, the world’s first purpose-built, full-electric 16-ton commercial vehicle, built for safer and more sustainable cities.

Through Siemens’ performance management platform, the partners will aim to continually optimize the entire operation to achieve higher uptime at minimum expenditure. This optimization approach will be powered by advanced analytical and simulation models and considers factors such as fleet duty cycles, charging times, battery life, optimal energy utilization and costs, and asset management. 

By establishing the partnership with Volta Trucks and its Truck as a Service solution - which revolutionizes the ownership, finance and servicing of commercial fleets - Siemens seeks to support the delivery of turnkey transport solutions to simplify the transition to fleet electrification. This would lead to vast benefits for customers. Siemens and Volta Trucks will work together to fully manage the infrastructure, and the power capacity from the grid, or on-premise sustainable power sources. 

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