Petit Forestier, a European refrigeration hire company, is expanding its partnership with Volta Trucks.

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Source: Volta Trucks Press Release

The collaboration involves Petit Forestier becoming the rental and leasing provider for the refrigerated variants of Volta trucks’ all-electric 16-tonne and 18-tonne Volta Zero trucks. The agreement covers several European markets, including France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, where customers will have access to these innovative electric refrigerated vehicles.

The new partnership builds upon the previously announced purchase and supply agreement between Volta Trucks and Petit Forestier. By extending their collaboration to include rental and leasing options, the companies aim to simplify the transition to electric fleets for businesses in the selected markets. Volta Trucks brings its expertise in electric trucks and charging infrastructure, while Petit Forestier contributes its knowledge and experience in refrigerated full-service solutions.

Petit Forestier has Europe’s largest fleet of over 70,000 refrigerated vehicles available for hire. With operations in 20 countries across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the United States, Petit Forestier serves more than 15,000 customers.

The refrigerated variants of the Volta Zero add a critical component to Volta Trucks’ urban strategy. By providing rental and leasing options for electric refrigerated vehicles, the partnership with Petit Forestier offers businesses in Europe and the UK an opportunity to make their cold chain logistics more environmentally friendly and sustainable. 

“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. 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 centres safer and more sustainable for everyone.” said Essa Al-Saleh, Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks.

“Petit Forestier is a family business that has always been able to anticipate the challenges of each era, since its creation in 1907. The future of refrigerated transport will be greener and simpler! Committed to moving towards 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 to our customers, 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”. said Léonard Forestier, President of Petit Forestier Group.