Loblaw adds ten Freightliner eCascadia to its fleet
The Canadian grocery store chain Loblaw has thus doubled the size of its electric truck fleet with the 10 new Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 trucks in Vancouver. The new trucks will be joining the four electric trucks that started their service last April, in the Greater Montreal Area, bringing the size of Loblaw’s operational eCascadia fleet to 14.
As noted above, the company also has an additional 25 Tesla Semi trucks on order. Those Teslas, along with future eCascadia orders, will help the grocer reach its goal of electrifying its full fleet by 2030.
“The addition of these electric trucks is a testament to our dedication to clean energy and responsible corporate citizenship,” said Wayne Scott, senior director of maintenance at Loblaw. “We firmly believe that this investment will not only benefit our company but also contribute positively to the environment and the communities we serve.”
Orders have been heating up for the eCascadia lately, with two orders being placed this year alone. One order was placed by Estes, which ordered 12 of the vehicles at the end of January, and Schneider Electric ,which deployed 50 electric trucks at the start of the year. Last December, another customer in British Columbia also deployed several Freightliner electric trucks with Walmart.