The many benefits of Vattenfall’s new fully managed EV fleet charging ‘Power-as-a-Service’ solution have been showcased in a new case study with Red je Pakketje in the Netherlands.
The Dutch delivery company was set up by five friends who decided to build a better service for same-day delivery, while also focused on being zero-carbon
Now, working in partnership with Vattenfall, they have their first fleet of electric vehicles set up and a roadmap for expansion with minimal investment thanks to Vattenfall’s Power-as-a-Service model – which is now also available in the UK.
Red je Pakketje’s first EV hub is situated at Utrecht, in the Netherlands, with charge points to power 40 Nissan eNV200 vans. This first hub is just part of a wider programme for which the business has ordered 400 electric vehicles.
Vattenfall bought, installed and own the on-site charging infrastructure, including the power distribution and charge points, on behalf of Red je Pakketje, who avoided the need for investment, managing the project, owning and operating the electrical infrastructure. The charge points are manufactured by the same supplier that powers the Royal Mail EV fleet in the Netherlands.
The first Hub is already proving highly successful and there are plans to extend it to 120 charging points by the end of year, which will require an upgrade to the grid connection. Vattenfall will also install a transformer and are advising Red je Pakketje on options for a photovoltaic car port which will generate zero carbon electricity on-site.
Vattenfall is also developing a framework agreement with Red je Pakketje so it’s easier and quicker for Red je Pakketje to deploy more EV hubs as its business expands. Vattenfall will provide the funding, technical and electrical expertise for all of these, so that Red je Pakketje can concentrate on its core business and ensure people get their parcels on time, every time, without any carbon emissions.
Tijs van Driel, COO & co founder of Red je Pakketje, said of the partnership: “We were looking for a strong partner with the right knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit and we found that in Vattenfall. They have been flexible and willing to invest and think with us on this journey so far.
“We have experienced multiple benefits from this partnership already, especially on the knowledge of the power business and the fact that Vattenfall takes over the process of getting all of our charging bays in place and running.”
To access the study about Vattenfall’s work with Red je Pakketje – including further details about charging, click here.
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