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Walmart Canada’s first electric semi-trucks are on the road in British Columbia.
Part of the retailer’s mission to transition alternatively power 100% of its fleet, the three Freightliner eCascadia trucks will operate out of Walmart’s grocery distribution centre in Surrey.
The centre was designed as a hub for alternatively powered vehicles.
Walmart says the new vehicles will prevent the use of more than 100,000 litres of fuel each year.
“Putting our first electric semi-trucks on the road in British Columbia is an important milestone in our regenerative efforts as we do our part to reduce Walmart Canada’s carbon footprint. The introduction of three electric semi-trucks at our Surrey distribution centre is just the first step towards our ambition of a 100% alternatively powered fleet and we look forward to continuing our journey,” said Aaron Ritter, director, transportation, at Walmart Canada, in a statement
The Freightliner eCascadia is an all-electric, zero-emissions semi-truck that can travel approximately 400 kilometers from just one charge.
At Walmart, these trucks will each be used to travel approximately 110,000 kilometres annually.