VB beer deliveries go green with Volvo electric truck

by Jul 9, 2021

Iconic Australian beer brand Victoria Bitter is now procuring zero-emissions Volvo FL electric trucks. Newly-introduced Victoria Bitter’s green trucking company Linfox will use the Volvo electric truck to transport more than 100,000 cans of the liquid amber brew from Asahi Beverages distribution centre in Melbourne’s west. With up to 250km driving range, the Volvo electric truck will be powered entirely from 100% renewable sources thanks to an energy purchasing deal cut in 2019 to buy output from the 112MW Karadoc solar farm in Mildura in Victoria. The Volvo FL is the first purely electric truck from the brand to reach Australian shores. According to the CEO of VB beer, Volvo FL truck is  the first of many to come, as the company is working towards its sustainability goals: “It is the first of many electric trucks that will deliver our beer. Transitioning our deliveries to electric vehicles will help us achieve our ambitious sustainability goals of reducing our net carbon emissions across our entire supply chain by 30% by 2030 and to zero by 2050.” According to PTR, Australia had 105 electric trucks in 2020 that were manufactured by SEA Electric. However, due to recent similar sustainability goals, PTR expects the number of electric trucks in Australia to rise to 1,250 by 2025.  Link to the news: https://thedriven.io/2021/07/09/vb-beer-deliveries-go-green-with-volvo-electric-delivery-truck/