sennder and Cabot recently transported more than 17 tonnes of goods from the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to Antwerp, Belgium, using a heavy-duty electric truck.
The pilot was conducted to test the long-term capabilities of 40+ tonne electric vehicles.
BREYTNER, an operator of zero-emission electric trucks, in association with its joint venture partner Hn Post & Zonen, provided the heavy-duty truck, which has a maximum gross vehicle weight of 50 tonnes and a battery range of 150km.
The truck ran entirely on electricity and used one charge on the way to its destination and another charge to travel back. The successful trial shows what a heavy-duty vehicle can be capable of, especially as there is now an urgency to achieve net zero by 2050.
“Delivering our first zero emissions heavy duty electric transport is an accomplishment for our teams to be proud of. sennder is committed to giving shippers the best low-carbon transportation options in the industry; both advanced fuels and zero-emissions electric vehicles will play key roles in this. As a forwarder, it is vital that we work with partners such as Cabot and BREYTNER, with whom we can build a green future together”, explained Graham Major-Ex, Head of Green Business at sennder.
Adding, François Zehr, Global Logistics Director at Cabot said: “As we advance in our ongoing commitment to further our sustainability agenda, we see great potential to help drive toward our net zero ambitions by transforming our transportation fleet to electric and other low carbon vehicles.
“Collaborating with our suppliers will be an integral part in reducing the overall impact of our value chain. We are proud to partner with sennder and BREYTNER on this electric truck pilot as we progress toward increasing low and carbon free transportation and enable a more sustainable future.”