3PL Gregory Distribution and Scottish craft beer brand Brewdog are to trial an all-electric 19 tonne rigid refrigerated HGV.
The vehicle is a purpose-built Electra e-Cargo Urban Refrigeration Vehicle, based on an Iveco Euro Cargo chassis, and is supplied by NRG Fleet Services. ARR Craib Transport, part of the Gregory Group, will put a similar vehicle into service early in 2021 to make deliveries to Brewdog’s central London bars.
Gregory said that the 19-tonne reefer would also reduce noise emissions.
The 3PL said that electric vehicles formed part of its five year sustainability strategy, which had already seen the introduction of a number of gas powered vehicles on its fleet.
Furthermore, Gregory said that 15% of its new fleet orders were currently for alternative fuel vehicles.
Paul Jefferson, Group Legal, Risk and Sustainability Director at Gregory Distribution said: “We recognise that our day-to-day operations impact both directly and indirectly on the environment. The company is committed to significantly reducing its impact on the planet and we are proud to partner with Brewdog on this important initiative with the first all-electric refrigerated vehicle of this size in the UK.”