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Purolator announces all-electric delivery vehicles

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:14 PDT, Thu April 1, 2021

Last Updated: 2:13 PDT, Wed May 12, 2021

Purolator announced this week that it will deploy all-electric delivery vehicles, housed at a hub in Richmond.

Purolator becomes the first national courier to deploy fully electric vehicles, adding all-electric 18-foot delivery trucks and electric-cargo bikes in Metro Vancouver. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Purolator has seen a 50 per cent growth in residential deliveries, increasing the demand for transportation and courier services. Each electric vehicle will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 24 metric tons per year.

“At Purolator, we’re committed to adapting intelligently and providing sustainable solutions for the unique challenges of urban growth, the rise of e-commerce and unprecedented volumes of home deliveries,” says president and CEO John Ferguson. “Transforming our infrastructure and fleet is a key focus area of our growth and innovation strategy, and the cornerstone of our commitment to reduce our environmental footprint.”

For more information on Purolator’s sustainability initiatives, visit purolator.com/environment.

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