scoop.co.nz 24 Mar, 2021 04:30 am

The Warehouse Group Expands EV Fleet With The Introduction Of EV Trucks For Home Deliveries

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March 24, 2021 Business, PressRelease Comments Offp Press Release – The Warehouse Group The Warehouse Group today unveiled four custom EV trucks to service its home delivery network which are the first in the market to deliver whiteware, general appliance and larger items.The Warehouse Group Chief Sustainability Officer David Benattar says the roll out of the EV trucks is an exciting new step in the Group’s continued progress in decarbonising its operations and forms part of its broader set of sustainability commitments.” The Warehouse Group’s acquisition of the EV trucks was part funded by the government’s Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund, administered by EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority).Right now, there are only a little over 200 heavy EVs registered in New Zealand, so we’re pleased to support organisations like The Warehouse Group who are taking a leadership role in the sector and encouraging others to electrify their own fleets.

In 2019 The Warehouse Group met its goal to transition 30% of its vehicle fleet to EV before the end of that year.The Warehouse Group’s leadership in climate action was recognised when it was recently awarded an A- by the Carbon Disclosure Project in its CDP score for 2020, putting in it the highest category of “Leadership” and acknowledging that the Group was implementing current best practices in the fight against climate change.

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