Canadian Springs showed off its first hybrid while making a delivery of bottled water to some thirsty street hockey players in Vancouver.
VANCOUVER, B.C. — Canadian Springs has taken delivery of its first Class 7 hybrid delivery truck, and proudly used it to deliver drinking water to 2,000 street hockey players in the recent Play On! National Street Hockey Tournament in Vancouver.
Canadian Springs’ hybrid is a Kenworth leased through PacLease and was partially funded by the Fraser Basin Council and the B.C. Ministry of the Environment.
The company says it expects to reduce its emissions by 37% when using hybrids to deliver bottled water.
“Our goal is to be the most progressive beverage company in the world on many fronts,” said Mengo McCall, director of business development with Canadian Springs. “Pure, clean drinking water is our business but we can’t also pollute our air while providing that water.”
The company says it will continue to seek opportunities to reduce its environmental impact.
“Today we’re happy to start using hybrids, tomorrow maybe the technology will be available for plug-in hybrids, all-electric or fuel cell vehicles,” said McCall. “We’re aiming to be carbon neutral while continuing to supply a healthy product that does not contain sugar like so many other beverages. Our customers know our value and we’re demonstrating our commitment to be progressive.”
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