September 8, 2016
Cleantech company Voltia establishes in The Hague
The Hague, September 8, 2016 – As of today Voltia is a proud resident of The Hague. The European commercial electric vehicle as-a-service company opened their Benelux Regional Headquarters in the Netherlands, the logistics hotspot of Europe. Voltia facilitates the deployment of electric vehicles into commercial fleets in a smooth, cost effective and risk free manner. From their new office in The Hague Voltia will take their electric vehicle as-a-service model all over Europe.
On behalf of all partners involved Casper van der Feltz (Deputy Head of Economy at City of The Hague) presents a special plaque as a warm welcome to Juraj Uhlehla (co-founder Voltia) and Manolo de la Fuente (Benelux Regional Manager Voltia).
Benelux Headquarters in the logistics hotspot
Worsening urban air quality combined with the rapid growth of e-commerce requires new measures to address emissions from light commercial vehicles, which is the sector that Voltia specializes in.
“The Netherlands is a leader in progressive, forward thinking values and policymaking in the area of logistics and transport. Dutch people understand that the battle for a healthier, cleaner environment cannot be won without addressing emissions from delivery vehicles,” said Voltia’s co-founder Juraj Uhlehla, “We see a market for the large scale deployment of electric light commercial eVans here and we look forward to filling it.”
“The Netherlands is the logistics capital of Europe,” said Manolo de la Fuente, Benelux Regional Manager at Voltia, “and The Hague is an international, city located in the middle of it. We’re equidistant from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and the Rotterdam The Hague airport, and very close to many potential clients in the Randstad. Our new Benelux office is walkable from public transport and also close to the highway, so our customers can easily visit us and our eVans can quickly deploy. This is the perfect setup for our company.”
Deliver smart, go green
Voltia’s commercial electric vehicles as-a-service approach overcomes the largest barriers that companies usually face when considering going electric. Voltia provides customers with a complete analysis of their business and driving routes and their suitability for incorporating electric vehicles. By retaining ownership of the eVans and leasing them to clients Voltia saves its customers the high up front purchase price, and through providing all of the training, advising, and support each customer needs throughout the life of its contract, Voltia eliminates risk.
Voltia electric vehicles
Voltia is the successor company of Greenway Operator, which was founded in 2011 and is one of three 2016 European Sustainable Energy Leaders. After years of piloting and refining its technology and commercial electric vehicle as-a-service approach, Greenway became Voltia and now has a Central and Eastern Europe Regional Office in Slovakia and a DACH Regional Office in Austria.
Joining The Hague business community
Voltia was officially welcomed today to The Hague by representatives of the City, the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency, Steenworp Vestigingsadviseurs Haaglanden and InnovationQuarter, the regional development agency for West Holland. Voltia co-founder Juraj Uhlehla joined Netherlands-based Benelux Regional Manager Manolo de la Fuente for the occasion.
Vice Mayor Karsten Klein proudly confirms the arrival of the Slovakian company in The Hague. “The Hague is the capital of impact economy. The establishment of new companies in The Hague is not just contributing to job opportunities and the economy, it also enriches our impact economy cluster”, says Vice Mayor Klein.
Marleen Zuijderhoudt, Director of WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency: “It is great that a company as Voltia has chosen for The Hague, so we heartily welcome them. In this city people are working towards making the world a better place, known as impact economy. The Hague, as international city of peace and justice, works on social and global challenges and builds innovations that work. Voltia strives for a healthier and cleaner environment and their electric vehicle as-a-service company perfectly fits within this way of thinking.”
From left to right: Derk Jan Statema (WFIA), Manolo de la Fuente and Juraj Uhlehla (Voltia), Casper van der Feltz (Deputy Head of Economy at City of The Hague), Manon Lubbers (Steenworp) and Loek Becker Hoff (InnovationQuarter).
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