A few simple clicks can allow anything to be delivered to your door at any time. With the invention of apps and services for food, grocery, and same-day deliveries, more consumers started relying on the ability to get something delivered directly to them at the click of a button, and with a global pandemic, the need for delivery services to avoid in-person shopping skyrocketed. Although these services are incredible showcases of modern capabilities, there has always been one downside to it all – environmental impact. London-based founder of Volt Deliveries, Noah Dreyfuss, has set out to change that standard. Launching Volt Deliveries to London mid-pandemic, Dreyfuss created a completely electric delivery venture, mitigating the environmental impact of gas and diesel fueled delivery service vehicles. Volt Deliveries has a clear mission and direction, founder Noah Dreyfuss says, “I want to make environmentally friendly alternatives for anyone needing delivery services, and to keep prices affordable so that positive environmental impact is accessible to consumers”.
As a Western University graduate and entrepreneur at heart, Noah Dreyfuss founded Volt Deliveries using his own fully electric vehicle, a Chevy Bolt. Knowing his alignment with a forward-thinking social and environmental mission would play a role in any entrepreneurial journey he took, Dreyfuss understood his motive for business ownership and molded it into his own venture. The creation of Volt Deliveries was inspired by statistics, finding that 25% of emissions are coming from the transportation industry, only second to the production and extraction of oil in gas which is largely tied to transportation. These statistics propelled Volt’s young founder to understand and analyze what was being done to mitigate this large factor of climate change and concluded with the realization that large companies were not committing enough to make any drastic impact on our planet. With zero emission and electric cars being a sustainable and easily accessible alternative, the market for a fully electric delivery service was wide open and Volt Deliveries was able to carve the path for its continuation. Allowing businesses to do their part to reduce their carbon footprint and help mitigate climate change, Volt Deliveries acts as any other delivery service, but with an important and impactful incentive of protecting the planet.
Dreyfuss started developing his idea, creating a logistics company that uses electric vehicles to offer delivery services to sustainably focused companies. With the opportunity to provide B2C deliveries and the modern accessibility of electric vehicles, Volt Deliveries became Ontario’s first and only entirely electric fleet intended for delivery service. With no fuel expenses, low electricity expenses, and an integrated shop and delivery service in full swing, the savings associated with operating electric vehicles started to undercut the gas and diesel powered competitors. With cost concerns being out of the picture and consumer and business environmental impact at the forefront, eco-friendly and electric delivery services are becoming the bright future of delivery.
Home delivery and small/local business support were integral needs for mid-pandemic consumers, so the creation of Volt Deliveries paired perfectly with this consumerism shift. Partnering with local, sustainably minded businesses allowed for a market that was entirely environmentally conscious and focused on lessening every participant’s carbon footprint. Currently limited by range and fleet capacity, Volt Deliveries services the London area with plans to add more fleet vehicles and drivers this fall. With an eventual goal to be in major cities outside of London, specifically Toronto, Volt Deliveries foresees a future of sustainable, earth-driven impact and support from those wishing to be kinder to the planet (and small businesses). With the Government of Canada mandating a target for zero-emission passenger cars by 2035 and the country expected to have fully electric delivery sized vans available by 2022, the plans for Volt Deliveries only expand with more vehicles, environmental activism, and fleet capabilities ahead.
Positioning themselves for growth and success, Volt Deliveries sets sail with a driven founder and moving mission to create a sustainable world that still utilizes everyday conveniences like delivery. Caring for people just as much as the planet, this consumer driven model can only scale as more shoppers and local businesses learn about and partner with Volt. “My mission and goals for the company extend beyond sustainability and its environmental scope. I also want to put a focus toward sustainable business practices, making sure that employees are well paid and cared for, and therefore capable of putting themselves into this mission and helping us grow”, says Dreyfuss. Becoming a partner is as simple as reaching out on their website at www.voltdeliveries.com to seamlessly integrate your online ordering systems. For smaller businesses who don’t have online or e-commerce needs, Volt can support with a more traditional delivery model. Supporting operations and growing other companies by allowing them to offer local deliveries, Volt Deliveries has a hand in the betterment of each business they work with, while maintaining an earth-first attitude for transportation services.