Canadian restaurant chain Tim Hortons recently added Volvo electric trucks to their fleet in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Greensboro, North Carolina-headquartered Volvo Trucks North America said that Tim Hortons recently took delivery of its first two Volvo VNR Electric trucks to transport food and beverage products from two of Tim Hortons’ distribution centers to Tims restaurants.
The two Volvo VNRs will operate out of distribution centers in Guelph, Ontario, and Langley, British Columbia, traveling about 90 to 120 miles on daily routes.
Volvo says that the VNRs can travel about 440 miles on a single charge and can be charged up to 80% in 90 minutes.
Tim Hortons says that the addition of the zero emission electric semi trucks is a move meant to show the company’s commitment to green solutions and sustainability.
“As part of our Tims For Good sustainability platform we’re always working on developing better solutions for how we serve our millions of guests each and every day,” says Axel Schwan, President of Tim Hortons. “We’re really excited to now have one of the first electric transport trucks of its kind on the road here in Canada and another coming very soon. Each electric truck is expected to travel up to 100,000 kilometres per year while producing zero tailpipe emissions and reduce our use of more than 25,000 litres of diesel fuel per vehicle annually.”
“Today, as we celebrate the deployment of these cutting-edge electric vehicles into the company’s fleet, we are confident that the positive impact on both its drivers and employees will be felt for years to come,” said Peter Voorhoeve, president, Volvo Trucks North America. “This marks a significant stride towards a sustainable future, and we are honored to be a part of Tim Hortons’ commitment to innovation and environmental responsibility.”