Purolator sets aside $1 billion for fleet decarbonization by 2030
March 28, 2023 | By Anthony Capkun
March 24, 2023 – Purolator Inc. announced it expects to spend approximately $1 billion to electrify its Canadian network over the next seven years. This includes a plan to purchase more than 3500 fully electric last-mile delivery vehicles, and the electrification of more than 60 terminals across Canada.
The company says its investment in environmental sustainability—including the electrification of 60% of its fleet—is expected to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 by 80,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (CO2e).
“Purolator was the first Canadian courier to launch fully electric curbside-delivery trucks nationally,” said John Ferguson, president & CEO. “Our ambition is to be the greenest courier company in Canada and, with this investment, Purolator will take yet another important step toward a more sustainable future and healthier planet.”
The courier expects to add over 100 all-electric vehicles to its fleet this year, and an additional 150 in 2024. This new fleet comprises Ford E-Transit (photo), Motiv Power Systems EPIC4 and BrightDrop Zevo 600 models. The company chose these partners based on their ability to “deliver market-leading technology and operational support, and to meet Purolator’s unique transportation needs serving markets across Canada”.
This month, Purolator will begin deploying 25 Ford E-Transit vans in London, Ont., Richmond, B.C., and Quebec City. A further 55 Motiv and 15 BrightDrop models—along with several low-speed vehicles and electric cargo bikes (e-bikes)—will be added later this year.
Purolator is majority owned by Canada Post Corp.
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