McDonald’s Canada adds the first EV to its distribution fleet

The Volvo VNR Electric, ideally suited for local and regional freight distribution, is now at work delivering supplies to McDonald’s restaurants in the Montreal area and helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the same time. (CNW Group/McDonald's Canada)

This morning, McDonald’s Canada announced it had added its first-ever EV to its distribution fleet in Canada.

The fast-food giant is trialing a new Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 tractor in Québec.

Martin Brower leased the tractor, and it will be based out of its distribution centre in Montréal’s Baie d’Urfé area

The Volvo VNR electric tractor will deliver to local McDonald’s in the Montréal area.

Martin Brower will limit the tractor’s deliveries to a range of 150 km.

The trial will test the usability of electric trucks in the McDonald’s Canada distribution fleet.

As per the company, the trial will evaluate the tractor’s performance in various weather conditions.

The trial outcome may lead to older diesel-powered trucks being replaced by EVs or alternative fuel vehicles.

McDonald’s also confirmed that they would trial another Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 tractor in the Brampton area later in 2022.

Globally, McDonald’s has committed to being net-zero across its operations by 2050.

About Scott Nordlund 948 Articles
Originally from the West Coast, Scott is an avid writer & EV enthusiast now living in Ottawa. He holds a MA in Political Science and once played professional football in the German Football League. Email scott@driveteslacanada.ca