Volta and Cake to provide electric last-mile-delivery for H&M from mobile micro-hubs
The Swedish innovators will use Volta Zero electric trucks and Cake electric motorcycles to decarbonize and decongest city center streets starting with the first customer trial with H&M Group in Paris in the first quarter of 2023.
Electric commercial-vehicle startup Volta Trucks and maker of premium electric motorcycles Cake have announced a collaboration aimed at decarbonizing and decongesting last-mile deliveries while improving service to end customers. The first trial, planned in Q1 2023 in Paris, will be with the H&M Group, the fashion and design family of brands and businesses. The delivery service from warehouse to end customer will use the most efficient combination of electric trucks and electric two-wheelers.
Volta Zero trucks will act as a mobile micro-hub or mini-warehouse. Cake’s electric motorcycles will be loaded into the truck from the distribution center at the start of the working day and deployed into the city center. From there, the Cake e-motorcycles will deliver the last mile of parcels to customers in the fastest and most sustainable way, without impacting the traffic or struggling with parking. The Zero is free to redeploy to other locations throughout the day or to provide quick-replacement batteries for the Cake motorcycles if necessary, providing efficient city-wide coverage for deliveries.
“Most of our customers are using trucks to deliver from out-of-town warehouses to inner city stores,” said