Purolator is transitioning to electric vehicles in Richmond starting this month.
Richmond is one of three cities along with London, Ont. and Quebec City to have 25 Ford E-transit vans deployed in March with plans to add 55 Motiv Power Systems EPIC4 and 15 BrightDrop Zevo 600 models, along with several low-speed vehicles and electric cargo bikes (e-bikes) later in the year.
In 2021, Purolator announced its green initiative plans for the Greater Vancouver area that would offer the same electric delivery system in Toronto and Montreal.
The Canada-wide courier company announced it expects to invest approximately $1 billion to go green for its Canadian network over the next seven years, according to a Purolator media release.
It is expecting to turn 60 per cent of its fleet into electric vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2030.
“Purolator was the first Canadian courier to launch fully electric curbside-delivery trucks nationally," said John Ferguson, president and CEO of Purolator.
"Our ambition is to be the greenest courier company in Canada, and with this investment, Purolator will take yet another important step toward a more sustainable future and healthier planet,” said John Ferguson, President and CEO, Purolator.
Purolator is looking to purchase 3,500 fully electric delivery vehicles and to go green at more than 60 of its terminals across Canada.