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Linfox adds all-electric trucks to Bunnings fleet

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Linfox says it is trialling electric vehicles with some of its customers, and this week it is introducing two all-electric trucks to the Bunnings fleet for the first time.

It notes it will roll out an additional four electric vehicles across Victoria and New South Wales throughout this month.

The trucks are Fuso eCanters, which will deliver home and lifestyle products to local stores in Melbourne’s southwest and be powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity.

“As leading Australian retailers continue to reduce reliance on traditional energy sources, Linfox is proud to support our customers’ ambitious sustainability targets,” Peter Fox, Linfox Pty Ltd Executive Chairman says.

“Act Sustainably is a key strategic driver in our Leading the Way 2025 business strategy, and this includes a growing fleet of electric vehicles replacing diesel-powered vehicles on suburban transport routes,” he adds.

“Supply chain partners have an important role to play in the transition to renewable energy and the action we take now will determine our future and the future of generations to come.”

Linfox says the electric vehicles form part of Bunnings’ sustainability strategy.

The home improvement retailer says it pledges to reach net zero Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030, and that this will help it lower its emissions with regards to its transport and supply chain.

The logistics company says based on anticipated usage, at least 60 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions (CO2-e) can be avoided annually compared to the same-sized Euro 6 diesel-powered trucks.

Daimler Truck built the Fuso eCanter. These vehicles can be recharged with a rapid charger at Bunnings’ Laverton DC.

Daniel Whitehead, President and CEO of Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific says the electric Fuso eCanter is “perfectly suited” to help Bunnings achieve its sustainability targets.

“We are thrilled Bunnings will use Linfox-operated-zero-emission Fuso eCanters as part of its clear commitment to reduce carbon emissions and address climate change,” Daniel says.

“The eCanter is a practical workhorse and its full suite of active safety features, including Advanced Emergency Braking System, allows fleets to look after the planet and their workers at the same time.”

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