Purolator to participate in Run on Less – Electric Depot demonstration


The North American Council for Freight Effectivity’s (NACFE) Run on Much less – Electrical Depot demonstration will embody some decidedly Canadian energy and routes this fall, with Purolator becoming a member of the listing of collaborating fleets.

The Canada Submit subsidiary and California-based US Meals add to beforehand introduced contributors together with Frito-Lay, OK Produce, Penske, PepsiCo, Efficiency Workforce, Schneider, UPS, and Watt EV.

“It’s thrilling to have a Canadian fleet collaborating and nice so as to add one other California fleet too,” NACFE government director Mike Roeth mentioned in a press launch.

(File photograph: Purolator)

Run on Much less – Electrical Depot will collect information on vans, chargers and infrastructure alike.

“However the vans are a key aspect of the run, and having information on quite a lot of tools will assist fleets working in quite a lot of obligation cycles be taught extra about learn how to add electrical automobiles to their operations,” Roeth added.

Evaluated vans

Purolator, which has dedicated to take a position $1 billion in electrifying its community over the subsequent seven years, will measure outcomes utilizing a Class 6 Motiv step van and Ford eTransit van finishing e-commerce bundle deliveries. The fleet evaluated a Motiv step van within the 2021 Run on Much less – Electrical demonstration.

A number of vans included on this yr’s run weren’t included within the 2021 Run on Much less – Electrical demonstration. One notable addition will embody two uncommon Tesla Semis operated by PepsiCo.

Run on Less Electric Depot map
(Illustration: NACFE)

Freightliner can have a presence with two eCascadias working in a slip-seat drayage run for Schneider, a Freightliner Customized Chassis step van and eCascadia operated by UPS, and two eCascadias delivering meals for US Meals.

Penske will probably be monitoring outcomes with a Freightliner eCascadia, Canadian-manufactured GM BrightDrop, and Navistar eMV, demonstrating heavy-, light- and medium-duty obligation cycles.

Volvo VNR electrics will assist runs by Efficiency Workforce in addition to OK Produce, the latter of which will even be capturing information with Orange EV terminal tractors.

Rounding out the listing, Frito-Lay will full city deliveries with two Ford eTransit vans, and WattEV will monitor a pair of Nikola Tre BEVs on the Port of Lengthy Seashore, Calif.

The run begins Sept. 11.


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