SOURCE:  nzherald.co.nz

The country’s largest online retailer, Countdown, has rolled out its first of a fleet of electric trucks tasked with delivering online orders.

The supermarket operator, owned by ASX-listed Woolworths, says it spent close to $700,000 to purchase five electric delivery trucks, which it estimates will eliminate 350,000 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year.

The new trucks are able to drive up to 220 kilometres on a single charge.

Countdown also received a grant worth close to $400,000 from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) to help cover costs associated with converting its existing diesel delivery trucks to electric.

 

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