Supersizing electric vehicles: Loblaws trucks going green

November 6, 2017 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

Loblaw Companies Ltd., which owns widely-known brands including President’s Choice, Joe Fresh and Asian grocery chain T&T, announced a commitment to completely electrify its fleet of trucks as part of its goal to cut carbon emissions by 30 per cent by 2030.

Transportation is the second-largest carbon pollution source in Canada, just behind oil and gas. Heavy-duty trucking is the fastest growing slice of Canada’s transportation emissions, accounting for 10.5 percent of the national total. Analysts at the Pembina Institute point out that, by contrast, Canada’s vast electricity sector is only slightly larger at 11 per cent.

Read Supersizing electric vehicles: Loblaws trucks going green by Jenny Euchi and Chris Hatch at the National Observer.

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Entry filed under: Carbon_Emissions, Energy, Renewables, Sustainable Transportation.

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