One of Australia’s most renowned beers, Victoria Bitter goes inexperienced, with the Gargantuan Frigid Beer to be delivered across Melbourne by strategy of electric automobile from lately.
VB now start to be transported in a brand new Volvo FL all electric truck, the principle-ever electric automobile in the Linfox almost presently. And this might per chance perhaps well also even be the principle of many Linfox electric vehicles that train Victoria Bitter as electric automobile manufacturing ramps up worldwide.
The VB truck is the principle mass-produced electric truck of its dimension in Australia and for sure one of over 50 Volvo FL all-electric trucks delivered globally to this level.
This might per chance train beer treasure a usual diesel truck however in a sustainable manner: transporting 100,000+ cans and stubbies per week from Asahi Drinks’ distribution centre in Melbourne’s west to bottle stores and beer fans across town.
In yet any other increase for sustainability, the truck might per chance be powered totally by 100% offset solar vitality drawn from Asahi Drinks’ solar farm end to Mildura in northern Victoria. The truck is the most original sustainability initiative from VB, which has been brewed with 100% offset solar electricity since last year.
Community CEO of Asahi Drinks, which purchased Carlton & United Breweries last year, Robert Iervasi mentioned
“Linfox has delivered VB for more than 50 years. It’s fitting these two Australian icons are taking this predominant step against a sustainable future together.
This truck will train VB and our other beers in a sustainable, ranking and environment pleasant manner, which makes sound industrial sense.
It’s a ways the principle of many electric trucks that can train our beer. Transitioning our deliveries to electric vehicles might per chance perhaps well lend a hand us produce our daring sustainability dreams of decreasing our obtain carbon emissions across our whole present chain by 30% by 2030 and to zero by 2050.”
The VB truck is decked out in the smartly-known VB inexperienced and can fling as a lot as 250km earlier than it wants recharging.
Linfox delivers a whole bunch of millions of litres of beer yearly for Asahi Drinks.
“Australia’s home freight task has doubled in the past decade and will continue to grow. To meet this demand, Australia’s avenue almost presently can even grow and it is a ways major the almost presently does this safely, efficiently and with diminished environmental impression.
We are proud to introduce Volvo’s first electric automobile in Australia to the Linfox almost presently. The majority of Linfox’s carbon emissions attain from transportation tasks. As we continue our dash to act sustainably and produce zero obtain emissions by 2030, the manner we just will alternate in response, with more electric vehicles deliberate for our almost presently and increased exhaust of rail transport where viable.
Along side our prospects, we continue our dedication to plan sustainable and legit present chains for the long creep.”
Linfox Govt Chairman Peter Fox
“The transport alternate is transforming at a hastily price. Electromobility is suddenly gaining traction as a transport solution and we are proud to partner with Linfox and Asahi Drinks on this thrilling new dash.”
Environmental care is a core cost shared now not finest by Linfox and Volvo Trucks, however also by Asahi Drinks and we are pleased with these shared values. We are committed to ensuring our vehicles will play their phase in making our cities cleaner and more habitable.
This new truck represents step one on that dash.”
Volvo Community Australia President and CEO Martin Merrick