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  • Writer's pictureAnthony Tattersall

Sustainable Deliveries: Darcica Logistics and Volta Zero Trial

Updated: Jul 5

At Darcica Logistics, sustainability isn't just a buzzword; it's at the core of everything we do. That's why we're thrilled to announce our latest initiative: the trial of a 16-tonne Volta Zero fully-electric HGV truck for our pallet network deliveries and collections in and around Oxfordshire. This marks a significant milestone in our journey towards sustainable delivery solutions and underscores our unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship.

Our decision to trial the Volta Zero is a natural progression in our ongoing efforts to reduce our carbon footprint while maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and reliability. With our fleet already consisting of electric vans and other eco-friendly vehicles, integrating the Volta Zero aligns seamlessly with our mission to lead the industry in sustainable delivery fulfilment services.

Despite initial setbacks in late 2023, we're thrilled to be back on track and ready to embark on this ground-breaking trial. The Volta Zero represents the pinnacle of electric vehicle technology, with zero tailpipe emissions and greatly reduced noise levels, making it the ideal choice for operating in urban environments like Oxfordshire.

Anthony Tattersall,  shares his excitement about the trial, stating, 

"We do about 100 miles a day and go to two hubs, Birmingham and London, so the mileage we’re doing is well within the capabilities of an electric vehicle. With a projected range of 200km and the capacity to hold 10-12 pallets, we're eager to put the Volta Zero to the test and evaluate its performance in real-world conditions.”

But our commitment to sustainability doesn't stop with our choice of vehicles. As a one-stop sustainable logistics solution, we offer parcel and pallet deliveries, fulfilment, and storage services, all with a focus on minimising our environmental impact. With 27 full-time staff at our Bicester headquarters and over 80 self-employed individuals at our Reading and Swindon sites, we're proud to be creating green jobs and driving positive change in the communities we serve.

Sustainable logistics is crucial for reducing environmental impact, enhancing economic resilience, and ensuring future well-being. By cutting carbon emissions, minimising waste, and optimising resources, it mitigates climate change effects while boosting efficiency and cost-effectiveness. As consumers favour eco-conscious brands, sustainable logistics offers a strategic market advantage. Embracing these practices demonstrates environmental commitment, builds consumer trust, and contributes to a sustainable, equitable world, promoting circular economies and a resilient future for businesses and communities.

As a valued member of the Palletways UK network, we're also leveraging our collective expertise and resources to deliver palletised freight to market faster and more cost-effectively than ever before. Together with over 120 independent transport providers, we're revolutionising the way goods are distributed across the UK and Europe, all while prioritising sustainability every step of the way.

As we embark on this new and exciting journey with the Volta Zero, we invite our customers and partners to join us in shaping a more sustainable future for logistics. Together, we can drive meaningful change and pave the way for a greener, more efficient industry. With Darcica Logistics leading the charge, the future of sustainable fulfilment has never looked brighter.

If you are looking for a complete and sustainable logistics solution, contact us today and start your journey towards a greener future.

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