MONTREAL, Que. – Coca-Cola Bottling Company has expanded its hybrid fleet with the purchase of 15 new hybrid single-axle tractors to round out its existing fleet of 20 side-bay and two straight truck hybrids already operating in Canada.
Five of the 15 most recently-purchased hybrids to be purchased have already been deployed in Montreal, the company reports. The Kenworth trucks were assembled at Paccar’s Ste. Therese, Que. truck plant.
Coca-Cola reportes its hybrids use about 30% less fuel and produce 30% less emissions than standard tractors. The hybrids will also be deployed in the Vancouver, London, Toronto and Ottawa markets.
“We are proud to expand Canada’s largest fleet of heavy-duty hybrid diesel-electric delivery vehicles,” said Alain Robichaud, vice-president, supply chain customer service. “This is one of several ways we are investing to reduce energy consumption across our business.”
Two of the hybrids will be participating in the Olympic Torch Run as it passes through Quebec.
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