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Woolies places big Foton electric truck order

The Australian supermarket giant has gone with Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Foton to help supply its switch over to zero-emission vehicles.

In a major step in their zero-emissions transition, Woolworths Group has announced that an order of 25 new Foton T5 EV trucks will start to hit the road this months it commences its transition to an all-electric home delivery fleet by 2030.

The initial purchase of 25 Foton T5 Light Duty Electric trucks fitted to Woolworths specifications is a major step for the Foton brand in the Australia market and demonstrates support for the Foton T5 truck for demanding last-mile delivery work in Australia.

The T5 fits neatly within Woolworths Groups’ fleet, with the supermarket giant stating its intent to decarbonise its transport and logistics operation by working collaboratively with its suppliers and partners to deliver on its sustainability agenda. Exploring zero emissions transport opportunities within their value chain is an important component of that collaboration.                                                                                                             

Foton Mobility Distribution CEO Neil Wang says the company was proud to be associated with such an iconic Australian brand and to be able to partner with other proven Australian companies such as QTRS, TRS and NTI to deliver first class outcomes for both Woolworths and its customers.   

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Wang went on to say that the car licence 4.5 Tonne Foton T5, backed by a nationwide dealer and service network and now thousands of kilometres of proven global performance during its development, was the ideal vehicle for the last-mile logistics industry.

With a five-year, 200,000km warranty, FMD has every confidence that this initial Woolworths order of 25 T5s will encourage others in the transport and logistics sector to support companies who want to accelerate their own transmission towards net-zero.            

“FMD is proud to be partnering with Woolworths Group to create better experiences together for a better tomorrow,” Wang says.

FMD are the exclusive Australian distributors of a range of zero-emissions new energy commercial vehicles, including battery electric trucks, vans and buses and hydrogen fuel-cell trucks and buses.                                                                            

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