Coles will pilot an electric-powered truck to deliver their stocks in New South Wales, Australia.
Coles, an Australian Supermarket Chain, will be using an electric-powered truck for its deliveries under trial together with its transport partner, Linfox Logistics.
The truck used for its trial is a Fuso eCanter truck, powered entirely by 100% renewable energy and will avoid more than 60 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions each year. It will deliver groceries from Coles’ Eastern Creek Distribution Centre in Sydney to several Coles and Coles Local supermarkets in New South Wales.
Cole’s Head of Transport Safety and Sustainability, David Clark said: “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,” Retail Insight Network reported.
“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”, Clark added.
Linfox Logistics executive chairman Peter Fox said: “Working in partnership with a trusted Australian retailer such as Coles, which connects customers with products from thousands of farmers and suppliers, is where the switch to electric vehicles can make the biggest difference.”
With Cole’s Together to Zero Strategy, they want to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, committing to a greener future. They also wish their energy source to be 100% renewable electricity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the end of Fiscal Year 2025.
Coles has also installed electric-charging stations at 12 supermarket sites and two additional Coles Express sites. Its customers can enjoy the benefit of charging their cars while they shop at the Supermarket.