Distributed Energy Resources, Industrial - November 30, 2022
Coca-Cola Rolls Out EVs for Last Mile Delivery in Belgium
Coca-Cola announced that it will be adding 30 new electric trucks to its Europacific Partners fleet executing last-mile deliveries in Belgium.
The beverage company launched the first five of the new vehicles, which are now conducting deliveries in the Antwerp area. The trucks, provided by Renault Trucks, will electrify one-fifth of the company’s truck fleet and allow it to reduce its carbon emissions by 75% compared to diesel trucks.
The new trucks will make up the largest fleet of electric trucks in Belgium. The rest of the 30 trucks that will make up the fleet are expected to arrive in the coming months for Coca-Cola sites in Ghent and Chaudfontaine.
As part of the deal with Renault, each truck will be able to dock overnight at a charging station that is run on 100% renewable energy generated on-site.
This purchase supports Coca-Cola Europacific Partners’ goal to decarbonize its fleet by 2030 and become climate neutral by 2040.
"Most of our deliveries are very local, to supermarkets and businesses near our sites, with routes averaging 150 km per day," An Vermeulen, VP & Country Director of Coca-Cola Europacific Partners for Belgium and Luxembourg, said in a statement. "The transition to electric vehicles makes perfect sense, thanks to a total investment of around 7 million euros. This is one example of our efforts to take a long-term and sustainable approach at the local level in Belgium."