Berrinba-based transport and logistics company All Purpose Transport have this month launched the state’s very first 100 per cent emission free electric vehicle.
All Purpose Transport General Manager Paul Kahlert said “we led the way with workforce development and now we are leading the way with last mile emission free deliveries. Our goal is to drive social change and focus on helping the environment.”
All Purpose Transport has been partnering with IKEA for 10 years and Kahlert said the new electric vehicle would perform up to 15 deliveries a day whilst significantly reducing noise and carbon emissions to residential areas in Brisbane.
IKEA Australia’s Renea Robson said the launch of the truck was a significant milestone for the company as part of their electrical vehicle strategy, which is aiming to have zero emissions for home deliveries by 2025.
“It’s a big commitment to move forward but we can’t do this if we’re not working with likeminded companies like All Purpose Transport who want to preserve the planet for future generations,” she said.
The truck is a modified Hino 917 glider with the SEA-Drive® 120a power-system that was converted from diesel to electric, has a 200-250km range, four-hour charging rate and a three-and-a-half tonne carrying capacity.
The truck was launched by The Honourable Mark Bailey Minister for Transport and Main Roads at an official function at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane. The Honourable Mark Bailey MP said that “the country needed to see more of a shift towards clean energy in our economy as climate change is something impacting us and it’s great to see All Purpose Transport leading the way here.”
All Purpose Transport boasts over 45 years’ experience and have completed over 20 million deliveries on behalf of leading retailers and manufacturers.