The GIANT Company's Electric Vehicle Fleet Hits Philadelphia Streets; Daren Russ and Tracy Horsfield Discuss
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Spotting a few new shiny trucks on the road? Four brand-new, electric Giant DIRECT vehicles have been deployed as The GIANT Company advances its previously announced fleet sustainability strategy. The new electric vehicles have joined its robust transportation fleet and are set to serve the greater Philadelphia community.
“Fulfilling our purpose of connecting families for a better future means taking action today to create a healthier, more sustainable tomorrow,” said Daren Russ, Vice President, Omnichannel Operations. “The addition of electric vehicles is an economic and environmental investment that saves fuel costs and time while avoiding harmful emissions. Electric vehicles are a tool to strengthen the environment in the communities we serve and part of our commitment to healing our planet.”
The electric vehicles are the first of their kind to join The GIANT Company’s 164-vehicle fleet and can travel 108 miles per charge, as a press release explained.
The vehicles' zero-tailpipe emission design, combined with their avoidance of gasoline, will allow the grocer to prevent 171,963 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions annually.
“Electric vehicles are part of The GIANT Company’s ongoing commitment to sustainability,” said Tracy Horsfield, Manager, E-Commerce. “We continue to partner with sustainability leaders to reduce and offset emissions at every level of our supply chain. Together, we are taking action and forging partnerships to create healthier communities for generations to come.”
GIANT plans to transition more of its fleet to all-electric over the next several years.
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