The company Helion, specializing in renewable energies and energy efficiency, ordered 100 ID.Buzz Cargo to switch its fleet to electric. This is the largest delivery ever made by Volkswagen’s commercial arm so far.
100 ID.Buzz Cargo for Helion
With this new fleet of 100 ID.Buzz Cargos, Helion employees now travel in Switzerland in one of the largest electric fleets in the country. A few days ago, the company’s technicians received their van. The transition took place in Solothurn, northeast of Bern. This 100% electric fleet should allow Helion to reduce its CO2 emissions by 300 tonnes per year.
For this company specializing in renewable energies and particularly in solar, the transition to electricity was obvious. In its press release, Helion estimated what ” our customers benefit from even more sustainable solar systems. This allows us to further improve the carbon footprint of our products. “. Helion plans to charge its fleet with solar energy, making it truly carbon neutral.
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Helion wishes to set a good example and ensures that “ the switch to electromobility is possible and makes economic sense for companies “. Before making this major change, Helion set up an operational group whose mission was to test electric vehicles in depth in order to “ identify potential challenges in advance ».
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The ID.Buzz Cargo promises 427 km of range. This is more than enough for Helion technicians who drive less than 100 km per day. Two lessons were learned from the testing phase: the company will not need to use the public charging network. Or in an exceptional way. This conclusion pushed Helion to invest in a charging infrastructure on all of its sites and even among its technicians.
Noah Heynen, the boss of the company, explains that “ having an all-electric fleet is an important step for Helion in its quest for clean energy “. To avoid too heavy an investment, Helion did not purchase its 100 ID.Buzz Cargo. The Swiss company chose leasing for “ better cost planning ».
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It’s not every day that Volkswagen delivers 100 ID.Buzz Cargos. This is even the first time that such a large order has been placed. For the occasion, Lars Krause, board member for sales and marketing at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, went to Switzerland. In November 2023, the Irish Postal Service also ordered 45 ID.Buzz Cargos. The model is popular with professionals.
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