Walmart Canada is extending its reservations of 18-wheeler Tesla Semi trucks as it drives towards its commitment to alternative power.
Walmart Canada is now reserving a total of 130 Tesla Semi trucks, making it one of the largest reservations of electrified trucks in the country.
The move comes on the heels of Walmart Canada announcing a major $3.5 billion investment over the next five years aimed to generate significant growth in the business and is aligned with Walmarts global goal to target zero emissions by 2040.
Walmart Canada is committed to converting 20 per cent of Walmart’s fleet to electric power by the end of 2022 as part of its broader goal to power its fleet using 100 per cent alternative power by 2028.
“Tripling our reservation of Tesla Semi trucks is part of our ongoing effort to innovate the business and prioritize sustainability. By converting 20 per cent of our fleet to electric vehicles by the end of 2022 and committing to alternative power for all fleet vehicles by 2028, we are putting safety, innovation and sustainability at the forefront of our logistics network.”John Bayliss, senior vice-president, Logistics and Supply Chain, Walmart Canada.
“We are tremendously excited to equip our drivers with this next generation equipment. The safety and smart elements in the design are at the heart of our smart transportation ambition which will use technology and data to lower our operating costs and improve safety for associates.”Francis Lalonde, vice president, Transportation, Walmart Canada.