Anheuser-Busch has taken a step towards achieving its 2025 sustainability targets by ordering 800 hydrogen-powered semi-trucks from Nikola Motor Company, which will drastically reduce emissions produced by its dedicated distribution fleet.
The company says the trucks will be integrated into its distribution fleet from 2020, and will reduce the emissions produced from its logistics operations by 18% once all 800 trucks are operational.
Nikola claims its hydrogen-powered trucks produce zero-emissions and can travel between 500 and 1,200 miles without being refuelled.
Anheuser-Busch announced its 2025 sustainability targets earlier this year, and one of these targets was to convert its entire dedicated long-haul fleet to trucks powered by renewable energy by 2025.
Michel Doukeris, CEO of Anheuser-Busch said: “At Anheuser-Busch we’re continuously searching for ways to improve sustainability across our entire value chain and drive our industry forward.
“The transport industry is one that is ripe for innovative solutions and Nikola is leading the way with hydrogen-electric, zero-emission capabilities.
“We are very excited by the possibilities our partnership with them can offer.”
Trevor Milton, CEO of Nikola Motor Company added: “Hydrogen-electric technology is the future of logistics and we’re proud to be leading the way.
“Anheuser-Busch has a long history of investing in progressive, sustainable technology and we are excited to partner with them to bring the largest hydrogen network in the world to the USA.
“By 2028, we anticipate having over 700 hydrogen stations across the USA and Canada. With nearly $9 billion in pre-order reservations, we are building to order, not speculation, and are very excited for what’s to come.”
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