The Coles supermarket organisation is using an electric-powered truck to deliver stock to New South Wales stores under
a trial being undertaken with transport partner Linfox Logistics.
The Fuso eCanter truck is powered entirely by 100 percent renewable electricity. It
delivers groceries from Coles’ Eastern Creek Distribution Centre in Sydney’s west to a
number of Coles and Coles Local supermarkets in New South Wales.
The electric truck, a first for Coles, will avoid more than 60 tonnes of carbon dioxide
equivalent emissions each year.
David Clark, the Head of Transport Safety & Sustainability – Supply Chain, said the
electric truck trial was a significant step in Coles’ Sustainability Strategy, and
demonstrated how Coles could win together with transport partners to reduce its carbon
“Coles’ first electric truck is a big step to introducing alternate fuel technologies to our
supply chain, and we are excited about the opportunity to see more electric vehicles
delivering groceries to our distribution centres and supermarkets in the future,” Mr Clark
“By working with Linfox, we have considered the sustainability of the truck, from its carbon
footprint when operating, to the end-of-lifecycle impacts on the environment.
“We are proud to be working with Linfox Logistics to deliver Coles’ first electric truck. We
are excited to see how electric truck technology evolves and are eager to continue working
with Linfox to discover ways to reduce emissions in our supply chain through alternate fuel
“We will continue to work tirelessly toward our Together to Zero sustainability ambitions,
with hopes to one day introduce electric vehicles to support home delivery, as customers
look to live and shop sustainably.”
Linfox Logistics Executive Chairman Peter Fox said: “Working in partnership with a trusted
Australian retailer such as Coles, that connects customers with products from thousands
of farmers and suppliers, is where the switch to electric vehicles can make the biggest
Coles customers with electric vehicles can charge their cars while they shop at some
Coles supermarket and Coles Express sites.