Gardewine Group Limited Partnership (Gardewine), a leading trucking transport company, announced the addition of seven electric Ford Transit vans and one International electric MV series truck to their existing vehicle fleet, as per PR Newswire.
“We’re excited to make this announcement,” says Gardewine President and CEO Darin Downey.
“As we announced in October 2021, having the opportunity to bring our fleet to the next level of innovation and follow through with our commitment to reduce emissions is important to us. We made this commitment, we stuck to it, and here we are with a sustainable solution we believe in.”
The new Ford E-Transit courier vans operate on a fully-electric platform. These units are actual zero-emission vehicles, with no gas usage or oil changes.
The E-Transit carries a single 198.0-kW electric motor on the rear axle, with a usable 68 kWh lithium-ion battery and a single-speed transmission. Gardewine will help to optimize better overall running costs and fleet uptime with Ford’s telematics connectivity suite of fleet management tools such as:
- charge speeds
- distance to empty
- instantaneous and cumulative energy consumption
International electric MV series
The International electric MV series truck is a zero-emission vehicle equipped with an electrified, fully integrated powertrain ensuring all components are optimized to work with each other as a system.
The truck comes with a combined 210 kWh lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery pack capable of moving loads up to 13,000 lbs ( 5897 kg).
“The world has changed, and we recognize the need to make ongoing commitments to make the world a better place while continuing to provide the world-class level of service our customers deserve and have come to expect. This is an exciting and inspiring time for our company.” said Downey.
About the Gardewine Group
Gardewine, a multi-service transportation company headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a subsidiary of Mullen Group Ltd. of Okotoks, Alberta.
Gardewine has 70 years of experience in the trucking industry, operating seven divisions: bulk, deck, dedicated, logistics, general freight, moving & storage, and warehousing.
In addition, it offers a wide range of logistics, transportation, and warehousing solutions. Gardewine serves communities and customers from BC to Quebec and offers single-source third-party logistics to national and global markets with a network of 34 terminals.