Coles trials electric delivery truck

Coles Group & Myer Corporate Services

Wednesday, 04 May, 2022

Coles trials electric delivery truck

Coles is using an electric truck for stock delivery in New South Wales as part of a trial being untaken with transport partner Linfox Logistics. The Fuso eCanter truck is powered entirely by renewable electricity and is operating out of Coles’ Eastern Creek Distribution Centre. Its use is predicted to help avoid the emission of over 60 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.

David Clark, Head of Transport Safety & Sustainability – Supply Chain at Coles, said that the electric truck represented a forward step for the supermarket in boosting its sustainability.

“Coles’ first electric truck is a big step to introducing alternate fuel technologies to our supply chain, and we are excited about the opportunity to see more electric vehicles delivering groceries to our distribution centres and supermarkets in the future,” Clark said.

“By working with Linfox, we have considered the sustainability of the truck, from its carbon footprint when operating to the end-of-lifecycle impacts on the environment.

“We are proud to be working with Linfox Logistics to deliver Coles’ first electric truck. We are excited to see how electric truck technology evolves and are eager to continue working with Linfox to discover ways to reduce emissions in our supply chain through alternate fuel technologies.

“We will continue to work tirelessly toward our Together to Zero sustainability ambitions, with hopes to one day introduce electric vehicles to support home delivery as customers look to live and shop sustainably.”

Coles has committed to achieving zero emissions by 2050 as part of its Together to Zero strategy and will use 100% renewable energy by the end of 2025.

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