Kruger Energy acquires all-electric trucks
Kruger Energy L.P. announced the acquisition of two semi-trailer trucks that will be among the first all-electric class 8 vehicles to hit the road in Canada.
By the end of this year, the new trucks will operate 24/7 to carry goods between Kruger facilities in Québec.
By opting for electric transportation, Kruger aims to reduce GHG emissions as part of its ongoing efforts to reduce its environmental footprint. As a result of purchasing its first two electric trucks manufactured by Peterbilt, the company expects a reduction of 380 tons of CO2 per year, which is equivalent to removing about 90 passenger cars from our roads.
“The electrification of transportation is a natural extension of our capabilities at Kruger Energy and is consistent with our mission to develop renewable energy solutions that are beneficial to the environment and to our communities. This is an exciting first step as we continue to explore opportunities to expand our fleet of alternatively fuelled vehicles, and also to advise other companies that are ready to take the leap toward zero-emission transportation,” said Jean Roy, Chief Operating Officer, Kruger Energy.
Kruger Energy chose Peterbilt’s Model 579EV trucks for their battery life, range and pricing, and for the conventional Model 579, including optimal weight distribution, superior aerodynamics, advanced safety features and a comfortable interior for the drivers. Truck maintenance will be carried out by partner dealer Camions Excellence Peterbilt.
“We’d like to thank Kruger Energy for selecting Peterbilt Model 579EVs to lead the charge towards sustainable transportation between their Kruger locations, beginning in Quebec. As the first order of Class 8 heavy-duty Peterbilt EVs in Canada, Kruger Energy is setting a strong message throughout Canada that sustainable transportation using battery-electric commercial vehicles is a reality right now,” said Jason Skoog, General Manager, Peterbilt and Vice-President, PACCAR.