Major supermarket turns to EV for home delivery.

Woolworths has made a pledge to transition its entire fleet of 3,000 internal combustion engine vehicles used for home delivery to 100% electric by 2030. The supermarket giant plans to introduce 27 new electric delivery vehicles in the next two months, initially serving customers in Sydney's CBD, Inner West, Sutherland Shire, St George, and Eastern Suburbs.

The company's electric vehicle fleet will consist of two models manufactured by Foton Motor and SAIC Motor, equipped with electric refrigeration systems. Woolworths Group CEO Brad Banducci expressed the company's commitment to eliminating fossil fuels from their home delivery trucks and highlighted the goal of achieving an all-electric fleet in the next seven years.

Banducci stated, "We're proud to be introducing 27 new EVs on the road in the coming weeks. By making our suburban streets quieter and cleaner, we aim to set an example for other businesses and support the growth of Australia's EV industry."

The announcement was well-received by Greenpeace Australia Pacific, viewing it as significant progress towards renewable-powered cities. Violette Snow, a senior campaigner at Greenpeace Australia Pacific, commended Woolworths for taking decisive action to reduce emissions, set sustainability standards, and demonstrate the possibilities for addressing the climate crisis.

Snow emphasized the environmental impact of diesel trucking and its contribution to air pollution and health issues in communities. By leading the transition to 100% wind and solar-powered transport, Woolworths is taking a crucial step in mitigating climate pollution and benefiting both local communities and the planet.

Woolworths' commitment to renewable energy sources for its electricity needs by 2025 further solidifies its climate credentials and has been welcomed by Greenpeace Australia Pacific. 

What this means for Infinitev

As more businesses turns toward sustainability and BEV models of transport, they'll be further need to think about end-of-life solutions for these batteries. 

Infinitev partners with the automotive industry to get the most out of hybrid and electric vehicle batteries. At Infinitev, our advanced grading technology diagnoses the cause of battery failure. We then determine the next-best use of the battery pack and its components:

● Reuse: remanufacturing battery packs for use in a vehicle
● Repurpose: giving batteries a second life in a battery energy storage systems
● Recycle: recovering valuable materials from end of life batteries




Article Source: The Driven