Sysco To Buy Electric Tractors - Smart Energy Decisions

Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions  -  May 24, 2022

Sysco To Buy Up to 800 Electric Tractors

Sysco Corporation, a  global foodservice distribution company, and Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), a North American heavy-duty truck manufacturer, announced a Letter of Intent (LOI) to deploy up to nearly 800 battery electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors serving Sysco customers by 2026. 

The first eCascadia delivery is expected to arrive at Sysco’s Riverside, California site later this year.

 "Sysco is committed to making meaningful investments to support achievement of our climate goals, including those that encourage the development of electric tractors and trailers. We are eager to partner with a like-minded industry leader like Daimler Truck North America to deploy battery electric trucks nationwide,” said Marie Robinson, Sysco’s EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer, in a statement. “This investment shows our commitment to sustainability and growing responsibly and will ultimately help us meet our goal of reducing our direct carbon emissions by 27.5% by 2030.”

Sysco aims to power more of its tractor fleet with alternative fuels and the deployment of Freightliner eCascadias along with refrigerated trailers will play a significant role in achieving its science-based climate goal to electrify 35% of its U.S. fleet by 2030. Sysco Riverside continues to build its charging infrastructure to support additional battery electric truck deployments, including additional solar capacity.

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