Loblaw adopts Volvo VNR electric trucks for grocery transport

Loblaw adopts Volvo VNR electric trucks for grocery transport

The largest food/pharmacy retailer in Canada has selected Volvo's VNR Electric for grocery delivery in Montreal.

Volvo Trucks North America customer Loblaw Companies, the largest food and pharmacy retailer in Canada, has deployed two Volvo VNR Electric trucks to service its grocery stores in the Greater Montreal Area. The Volvo VNR Electric trucks will be leveraged to transport products to the company’s stores in the Greater Montreal Area.

Loblaw deployed two Volvo VNR Electric 6×4 tractors with a six-battery pack configuration and a range of up to 442 kilometers (275 miles), both of which will operate out of the company’s distribution center in Boucherville, Quebec, on routes that cover approximately 200 kilometers (124 miles) a day across two eight hour shifts.

Loblaw added the zero-tailpipe emissions Volvo VNR Electric to support the company’s sustainability initiatives and reduce the environmental impact of its operations, as it strives to achieve net zero by 2040. The company plans to steadily expand the adoption of battery-electric trucks as they work toward their goal of fully transitioning to zero-tailpipe emission day cabs by 2030.

To support its battery-electric trucks, Loblaw installed four chargers including a 175 kW high-power fast charger. The Volvo VNR Electric trucks have a battery capacity of 565 kWh and can be fully charged in approximately 90 minutes, the company said. The trucks will be maintained and serviced by authorized Volvo dealer Camions Volvo Montreal, which was named as one of the first two Canadian dealerships to earn the designation of Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle Dealership.

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