Kruger Energy orders 50 electric trucks
Canadian developer and operator of renewable energy power plants Kruger Energy is deploying its first two electric heavy-duty trucks and has ordered 50 more. The two electric trucks in the company’s fleet are two Peterbilt 579EVs.
The duo will be used by Kruger Energy to transport products between two plants in Quebec, which are about 60 kilometres apart. According to the company, 50 more electric trucks have already been ordered. However, Kruger Energy does not reveal which manufacturer. Fifteen to 20 of the new electric trucks are expected to be in operation within the next 24 months.
“We are excited to take our first steps in transport electrification, a goal that aligns perfectly with Kruger Energy’s mission to develop renewable energy solutions that are beneficial to the environment and our communities,” says Jean Roy, COO of Kruger Energy.
Québec is the only province in Canada, along with British Columbia, to offer purchase incentives for medium and heavy-duty e-utility vehicles. In the course of the “Ecocamionnage programme”, buyers of electric heavy-duty trucks can expect a rebate of 175,000 Canadian dollars.