Environment & Sustainability
Kruger Energy acquires all-electric trucks, takes first steps towards sustainable transportation
By P&PC Staff
By P&PC Staff
Kruger Energy announced in September that it is opting for sustainable transportation. The company acquired two semi-trailer trucks, the first among all-electric class 8 vehicles to hit the road in Canada. The new trucks will be used 24/7 to carry goods between Kruger facilities in Quebec, by the end of 2021.
Kruger aims to reduce GHG emissions as part of its ongoing efforts to reduce its environmental footprint. With the purchase of its first two electric trucks, the company expects to reduce 380 tons of CO2 emissions per year. The quiet all-electric powertrain will also aid in reducing noise pollution.
This project is a first for Kruger Energy which specializes in the development, construction and management of renewable energy power plants in Canada and the U.S. The company has expanded its expertise from hydroelectric, wind and solar power to energy storage and sustainable transportation. Kruger Energy will collect data from the electric truck batteries to further expand its expertise in energy storage.
“The electrification of transportation is a natural extension of our capabilities at Kruger Energy and is consistent with our mission to develop renewable energy solutions that are beneficial to the environment and to our communities. This is an exciting first step as we continue to explore opportunities to expand our fleet of alternatively fueled vehicles, and also to advise other companies that are ready to take the leap toward zero-emission transportation,” said Jean Roy, chief operating officer of Kruger Energy.