Albertsons Receives 2 Volvo VNR Electric Trucks
US’s grocery chain Albertsons Companies recently took delivery of two Volvo VNR Electric trucks at its distribution center in Irvine in
US’s grocery chain Albertsons Companies recently took delivery of two Volvo VNR Electric trucks at its distribution center in Irvine in California. The VNR Electric models from Volvo Trucks North America are the first zero tailpipe emission, battery-electric Class 8 trucks to be deployed in Albertsons Cos. company-wide fleet, and will be serving Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions stores in Southern California. Albertsons has procured electric-powered transport refrigeration units from Advanced Energy Machines to pair with its Volvo VNR Electrics, enabling Albertsons Cos. to make the first commercial 100% zero-emission grocery delivery with a Class 8 truck in the US. This inaugural delivery, which took place on May 28, 2021 at a LEED-certified Albertsons store in Irvine, California, is an exciting step toward achieving the company’s sustainability goals.
Albertsons Cos operates 1,400 Class 8 trucks nationwide, all of which are certified under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay program as meeting high transportation sustainability and efficiency standards. The Southern California fleet, which is made up entirely of trucks manufactured by Volvo Trucks, covers 335 stores in the region, running from the Central Coast to the California-Mexico border.