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Germany: Aldi Nord expands truck fleet with electric trucks

Updated: Apr 12

The Aldi Nord Group of Companies is a pioneer in testing sustainable delivery vehicles with long-term partner, Volvo Trucks.

10 new FM electric trucks are now part of the German Aldi Nord fleet. The electric trucks will be used at Aldi's regional distribution centers in Bargteheide (Schleswig-Holstein/Hamburg), Herten and Radevormwald (NRW) and Seefeld (Berlin/Brandenburg).

The advantage of the e-trucks at a glance:

- daily fresh deliveries of around six stores per day per truck in a 100% CO2”-free and cost effective manner;

- quiet and maneuverable trucks help to reduce noise pollution from delivery traffic, especially in urban areas;

- CO2 savings: approximately 486 tonnes per year for all ten e-trucks.

"With the introduction of the electric vehicles, Aldi Nord is responding to the growing challenges in the global transport system, such as the increasing environmental impact of road freight transport. Additionally, Aldi is making further contribution to reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions," says the Managing Director Supply Chain Management at Aldi Nord in Germany. As part of its own sustainability strategy, Aldi Nord has already reduced CO2 emissions by 48 per cent between 2015 and 2020 in Germany - and this figure is set to rise to 55 per cent by 2030.

The purchase of the e-trucks is being funded by the Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr as part of its directive on the promotion of light and heavy commercial vehicles with alternative, climate-friendly drive systems and the associated refuelling and charging infrastructure (KsNI). The Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Digital Affairs and Transport, is pleased with the cooperation: "Switching to climate-friendly drive systems is a necessary step if we want to achieve our ambitious climate targets for road freight transport. Electric mobility can make a decisive contribution to the decarbonisation of the transport sector, in passenger transport and freight transport".

Source: Aldi Nord

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