Bunnings expands fleet with all electric trucks
Bunnings has expanded its fleet with the addition of two all-electric trucks, as part of a trial with Linfox. The Fuso eCanters will deliver home and lifestyle products to local stores in Melbourne’s southwest and will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy.
At least 60 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions will be avoided on an annual usage, compared to the same size diesel powered truck. The electric vehicles form part of Bunnings’ sustainability strategy with a pledge to reach net zero Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030. More broadly, Bunnings is also committed to sourcing 100 percent renewable electricity by 2025 and is focused on reducing energy consumption and transitioning towards using more renewable energy.
The trial will assist Bunnings to assess methods of transitioning to lower emissions transport in its supply chain in the future.
The trucks will recharge using a fast charger at Bunnings’ Laverton distribution centre and can be recharged to 80 percent capacity in an hour using a fast charger.