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Loblaw unveils first fully electric Class 8 truck for zero-carbon deliveries
2017/11/10

November 8, 2017
As part of its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint 30% by 2030, Loblaw has committed to reduce the intensity of transportation emissions to 0.087 gCO2 e/t-km.

Loblaw Cos. Ltd., Canada, unveiled a 53-foot, fully electric Class 8 truck, capable of making commercial grocery deliveries with zero-carbon emissions.

What is dubbed as the first-of-its-kind truck marks an important step, as Loblaw announced its commitment to move its corporately-owned trucking fleet to electric vehicles. The truck was manufactured by BYD, a China-based manufacturer of electric vehicles.

"As one of Canada’s largest energy users, given the size and scope of our retail network and supply chain, we know we have a critical role to play in helping Canada reach its carbon reduction targets," says Rob Wiebe, executive vice president, supply chain, Loblaw. "We are committed to leading responsibly in this area, working with our partners like BYD for sustainable solutions to help our company, and our country, meet those goals."

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