Walmart Canada fields first electric trucks in British Columbia

The three battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia semi-trucks will operate out of the retailer’s grocery distribution centre in Surrey, which was designed as a hub for the retailer’s alternatively-powered vehicles.

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According to Walmart, the three electric semi-trucks will help prevent the use of over 100,000 litres of fuel each year. Walmart has steadily been working on electrifying its fleet but is not only tasking Freightliner with the job, but also companies such as Tesla, while south of the border, Walmart also tested Nikola Motors‘ electric trucks, as well as electric transporters from Canoo and from Ford.

“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 of Transportation.


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