Coca-Cola is adding to its extensive fleet of hybrid delivery trucks, with a new order of 185 Kenworth hybrids.
KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth has announced it has received its largest ever hybrid truck order.
Coca-Cola Enterprises has ordered 150 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric tractors and 35 hybrid T370s, all of which will be on the road this year. The Kenworth T370 tractors (rated at 55,000 lb GCW) are the largest hybrid delivery truck on the road in North America, according to statement from the truck manufacturer.
Coca-Cola Enterprises uses tractors as its standard bulk delivery truck for large deliveries, and plans to deploy the Kenworth hybrid tractors to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New Orleans, New York, Portland (Ore.), San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington, D.C. The Kenworth T370 hybrid trucks (rated at 33,000 lb GVW) will be deployed to Albuquerque, Boston, Cincinnati, Columbus (Ohio), Jacksonville (Fla.), Knoxville, Las Vegas, Missoula, New Orleans, and Seattle, joining CCE’s fleet of 120 Kenworth 12-bay hybrid delivery trucks.
“Coca-Cola Enterprises’ commitment to deploy fuel-saving Kenworth hybrid tractors and trucks into the North American market is an outstanding demonstration of corporate responsibility and sustainability,” said Bill Kozek, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice-president. “We are very pleased to partner with Coca-Cola Enterprises, to save fuel and reduce emissions,” he added.
Coca-Cola Enterprises states that it has achieved increased fuel efficiency and decreased emissions on its original order of 120 Kenworth T370 hybrid beverage delivery trucks, deployed throughout the US and Canada last year.
“The Kenworth hybrids are performing well, with a more than 30% improvement in both fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions, compared to standard beverage delivery trucks,” said Gary Kapusta, the company’s vice-president of indirect procurement, who noted that Coca-Cola Enterprises operates the largest hybrid fleet in North America.
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