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Electrification Coalition, Nestlé partner to electrify freight

Dec. 8, 2020
New collaboration through the EC’s Freight and Goods Delivery Electrification Project will demonstrate a scalable transition to electric trucks.

The Electrification Coalition (EC) is partnering with Nestlé to support the company’s pilot freight electrification plan, beginning with the deployment of electric trucks on a 20-mile short-haul route in Ohio that will serve as a critical public-private pilot program to accelerate electrified freight at scale. Nestlé announced the freight electrification pilot plan today as part of the company’s time-bound, detailed plan to halve emissions by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

In this new partnership, the EC aims to identify and support Nestlé in the U.S. to establish the freight pilot and consider barriers and policy options to benefit its freight electrification efforts. It will also advocate for other pathways to facilitate the deployment of electrified freight and goods delivery vehicles and EV charging infrastructure. The EC leverages national technical expertise and long-standing relationships within the electric vehicle (EV) industry, utilities, and state and local partners to provide effective planning, deployment, and operation efforts related to electrified freight and goods delivery vehicles and EV charging infrastructure.

“The Electrification Coalition applauds Nestlé’s leadership and commitment to move toward an electrification future that will meet their operational and sustainability goals,” said Ben Prochazka, National Director of the EC. “We are excited to partner with the largest food company in the world to create a first stage deployment of medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks. The future of freight and goods movement is going to be electric and we look forward to working together to accelerate the pathway to freight electrification at scale.”

“We are striving for a more sustainable future, towards a healthier planet, a stronger society and a thriving economy,” Steve Presley, Chairman and CEO of Nestlé USA, said of the company’s net-zero roadmap. “That’s why we are building on our existing work to set ambitious goals that will make a real difference, and why we continue to look for new and innovative ways to achieve them in our market.” 

The EC’s Freight and Goods Delivery Electrification Project advances the electrification of the freight industry in the United States through pilot programs and policies that will help accelerate the electric transition. The freight sector presents a unique opportunity to realize the widespread benefits of transportation electrification.

Recently, the EC issued a report, Electrifying Freight: Pathways to Accelerating the Transition, that identifies solutions and actions that industry stakeholders should take to help speed up the electric future of our freight transportation system.

“We are striving for a more sustainable future, towards a healthier planet, a stronger society and a thriving economy,” said Steve Presley, chairman and CEO of Nestlé USA, of the company’s net-zero roadmap. “That’s why we are building on our existing work to set ambitious goals that will make a real difference, and why we continue to look for new and innovative ways to achieve them in our market.”

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