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Kruger Energy announced it purchased two Class 8 Model 579EV trucks from Peterbilt Motors Co., marking the first of the vehicles the truck maker has sold in Canada.
By the end of this year, the new trucks will operate 24/7 to carry goods between Kruger facilities in Québec, according to the Montréal-based company that specializes in the development and management of renewable energy power plants.
Kruger reported it expects a reduction of 380 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year by using the two trucks, which is equivalent to removing about 90 passenger cars from the road.
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The company plans to collect data from the electric truck batteries to further expand its expertise in energy storage that, it noted, is critical to renewable energy development.
“This is an exciting first step as we continue to explore opportunities to expand our fleet of alternatively fueled vehicles, and also to advise other companies that are ready to take the leap toward zero-emission transportation,” Jean Roy, chief operating officer of Kruger Energy, said in a release.
Peterbilt is a unit of Paccar Inc.
Kruger Energy, a unit of Kruger Inc., manages and operates 42 production sites across North America. — Transport Topics
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