All Purpose Transport is proud to introduce the first ever electric truck in Queensland. Launched in Brisbane at the Royal International Convention Centre, the truck represents our commitment to creating clean energy solutions.
Built from a modified Hino truck, it’s been converted to run on electricity instead of diesel and will be used primarily for our IKEA operations.
This is just the first step in APT’s transition to eco-friendly delivery solutions. By the end of 2020, we’re aiming for 10% of our fleet to be made up of electric delivery trucks.
How does our electric delivery truck work?
The emissions-free truck takes 4 hours to charge and has a 250km range with a 3.5 tonne payload. It’s capable of delivering 15-20 orders at a time. Designing the truck hasn’t always been an easy journey, but we’ve persevered to create the first electric vehicle of its kind in Queensland.
In comparison with its diesel truck counterpart, the electric truck will save an estimated 36 tonnes of CO2 per annum. In addition to creating less carbon emissions, it’s also quieter to run.
Clean Energy Ambitions
The announcement of our electric truck is an exciting development not just for APT, but also for Queensland’s entire transport industry.
Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey, who was present at the launch in Brisbane, said it was a positive step for All Purpose Transport to be leading the way in supporting clean energy.
“EV is coming, we’re behind the rest of the world because of a lack of national policy on this, in Europe people are moving to EV in a big way,” he said.
IKEA Australia Store Manager Renea Robson said the truck signified a breakthrough for IKEA as it strives to achieve zero emissions for its last mile operations 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.