Eco-friendly trucks for South African retailer
The Shoprite Group is the first South African retailer to pilot a heavy-duty electric truck as part of its fleet. The Scania battery electric vehicle is 100% electric, therefore has no reliance on fossil fuels and emits no carbon dioxide.
The refrigerated truck can hold 16 pallets, has nine batteries, solar panels fitted to its roof and a fully electric cooling system. With a range in the region of 350 km, it will be used for local deliveries.
The group recently acquired over 100 of the most fuel-efficient Euro 5 compliant trucks in Southern Africa and more than 1,041 of its trailers are already fitted with solar panels enabling the refrigeration and tailgate lift to continue to run even when the truck is switched off. (ben)