Commercial, Distributed Energy Resources, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - March 9, 2023
Purolator Invests in Electrifying Fleet
Purolator, an integrated freight, package and logistics solutions provider, announced it expects to invest approximately $1 billion to electrify its Canadian network over the next seven years.
This includes a plan to purchase more than 3,500 fully electric last-mile delivery vehicles and the electrification of more than 60 terminals across Canada. This commitment also marks an investment of over $100 million in 2023.
Purolator's investment in environmental sustainability, including the electrification of 60% of its fleet, is expected to reduce its GHG emissions in 2030 by 80,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e).
"Purolator was the first Canadian courier to launch fully electric curbside-delivery trucks nationally. 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," said John Ferguson, President and CEO, Purolator in a statement. "We've set ambitious goals for ourselves and are working with our customers and partners every day to reduce our carbon footprint and protect our environment."
Purolator 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™, Motiv Power Systems EPIC4 and BrightDrop Zevo 600 models.
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.
The company also plans to reduce emissions from electricity by 100% through the use of renewable sources.