As part of their efforts to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Purolator announced today it has added four new all-electric delivery vehicles to its fleet in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The biggest addition is that of an 18-foot electric delivery truck built on Ford’s F59 platform. The EV is powered by Motiv Power with their Electric Power Intelligent Chassis (EPIC), a market-leading platform for delivery vans.
Purolator also made three smaller additions with three new electric-cargo bikes (e-bikes), expanding the company’s fleet of eco-friendly vehicles already in use by Montreal and Toronto.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic more than a year ago, Purolator has seen residential deliveries grow by approximately 50%. Not only will these new electric delivery vehicles reduce truck traffic and noise pollution, they are also expected to reduce GHG emissions by 24 metric tons per year, per vehicle.
“At Purolator, we’re committed to adapting intelligently and providing sustainable solutions for the unique challenges of urban growth, the rise of e-commerce and unprecedented volumes of home deliveries,” says John Ferguson, President and CEO, Purolator. “Transforming our infrastructure and fleet is a key focus area of our growth and innovation strategy, and the cornerstone of our commitment to reduce our environmental footprint.”
Motiv Power Systems was founded in 2009 and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its partnership with Purolator is the their first collaboration with a company in Canada. Motiv says its electric delivery trucks can offer fleets operation and maintenance costs savings of up to 85%.