Canadian logistics company Purolator says it’s going to spend $1 billion over the following seven years electrifying its fleet and terminals.
The subsidiary of Canada Post says it’s going to purchase greater than 3,500 fully electric last-mile delivery vehicles, including some made in Canada, and the electrification of greater than 60 terminals across the country.
Purolator said in a press release that it expects so as to add greater than 100 all-electric vehicles to its fleet this 12 months and an extra 150 in 2024.
The acquisition will include trucks from U.S.-manufacturer Motiv Power Systems, Ford E-Transit van and the BrightDrop Zevo 600, built by General Motors in Ingersoll, Ont.
“The corporate selected these partners based on their ability to deliver market-leading technology and operational support and to fulfill Purolator’s unique transportation needs serving markets across Canada,” Purolator said.
The corporate in March will start deploying 25 Ford E-Transit vans in London, Ont.; Richmond, B.C.; and Quebec City. Fifty-five Motiv and 15 BrightDrop models, together with several low-speed vehicles and electric cargo bikes (e-bikes), shall be added later this 12 months.
Purolator says its investment in environmental sustainability, including the electrification of 60 per cent of its fleet, is anticipated to scale back its greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 by 80,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.
“Our ambition is to be the greenest courier company in Canada, and with this investment, Purolator will take yet one more essential step toward a more sustainable future and healthier planet,” Purolator CEO John Ferguson said within the statement. “We’ve set ambitious goals for ourselves and are working with our customers and partners daily to scale back our carbon footprint and protect our surroundings.”
Purolator began greening its fleet in 2005, when it added greater than 500 hybrid-electric vehicles to its fleet. It used its first fully electric delivery vans in 2021.