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Allante wins Foreign Affairs shuttle contract with all-electric Volvo fleet

Ottawa’s Allante Airport Transportation Services (AATS) has won a contract to provide shuttle services to Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) utilizing its recently purchased fleet of all-electric Volvos.

“DFATD requires a minimum of six dedicated vehicles that are either Fully Electric (EV) or Plug-in Hybrid Electric (PHEV), with drivers, during the entire period of the contract,” the Statement of Work details. “The dedicated vehicles will allow for the comfortable transport of up to four passengers at a time, excluding the driver, for the ten continuous hours of service required per day – Monday to Friday.”

The Statement goes on with the following requirement: “All vehicles will have functioning air conditioning systems for use during warm weather periods and functioning hot air heating for cold weather periods.”

“Allante Airport Transportation Services has been operating an international transportation network since late 1980s…in Ottawa and are engaged in the business of providing transportation and transportation management services to clients across Canada as well as worldwide. AATS it is a sister company to Capital Taxi, a well-established transportation company which has provided excellent service to its customers in the National Capital Region since 1939. Known as one of the top service providers in the region, we have been providing clients with an unrivalled personalized chauffeur experience for over three decades,” Allante wrote in its winning submission.