Martin Brower integrates the first electric Volvo VNR into its Montreal fleet to serve McDonald’s Canada’s supply chain

“We are delighted to partner with our long-time customer Martin Brower be the first to deploy a Volvo VNR Electric in Montreal in collaboration with McDonald’s Canada,” said Paul Kudla, General Manager for Canada, Volvo Trucks North America. “It’s a strong statement when all key partners align on clear targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We look forward to continued collaborations with both organizations as they embark on their journey towards electromobility.

Ideally suited for local and regional freight distribution, the Volvo VNR electric tractor will deliver to local McDonald’s restaurants within a 150 km (95 mile) radius of by Martin Brower Montreal distribution center, located in the Baie-D’Urfé region. McDonald’s Canada is conducting a trial of the electric Volvo VNR as part of a plan to assess the feasibility of scaling up alternative fuel vehicles to serve its more than 1,400 restaurants across Canada, as possible. possible. the Quebec the location also provides the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the efficiency and reliability of battery electric drivetrain and components in the heat of a Montreal summer and cold, snow and ice in winter. To ensure the Volvo VNR Electric Tractor is charged and ready to handle daily deliveries, Martin Brower has installed on-site charging infrastructure.

“Our goal is to provide innovative and meaningful solutions to help restaurants and our business create a more sustainable, ethical and responsible future – every day, everywhere,” said Julie Dell‘Aniello, President, Martin Brower Canada. “By integrating the Volvo VNR electric tractor into our fleet, we will gain valuable experience for future deployments of zero exhaust emission tractors that will enable us to continue to reduce by Martin Brower greenhouse gas emissions so that we can achieve our sustainable development goals.”

In business for over 60 years, Martin Brower has grown into a multi-billion dollar company, serving more than 25,000 restaurants in 18 countries, including more than 1,400 in Canada. by Martin Brower The global commercial fleet has more than 2,300 vehicles, including nearly 40 in Montreal. The use of the electric Volvo VNR in its daily delivery routes for McDonald’s will allow Martin Brower to assess future opportunities to deploy additional zero-emission tractors in their fleet. It is a key element of by Martin Brower ambitious and long-term to achieve a significant reduction in carbon emissions per ton delivered by 2030 in collaboration with the Science-Based Targets initiative.

The trial aligns well with McDonald’s global commitment to achieve net zero emissions across its global operations by 2050. The addition of the electric Volvo VNR to the supply chain fleet is one of the ways the Canadian company will contribute to McDonald’s global goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“The test of the VNR electric vehicle model at Montreal is another example of how we continue to evolve our business to meet the current moment and meet future challenges,” said Jacques Mignault, President and CEO, McDonald’s Canada. “Together with Martin Brower and Volvo Trucks, we look forward to seeing how this trial can help us move closer to McDonald’s global net zero emissions goals. »

The tractor will be serviced by Volvo Trucks Montreal, which was recently announced as one of the first two Volvo Trucks certified electric vehicle dealerships in Canada. Its sales team is fully trained to consult with customers who are considering investing in one of Volvo VNR’s electric model configurations. Its service team has also been fully trained and equipped to safely service and repair the Volvo VNR Electric transmission and components.

“As a Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle Dealer, we are ready and able to help our customers meet their transportation goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” said Jean-Francois Bibeau, General Manager of Volvo Trucks Montreal. “Electric is the future of transportation, and it’s an exciting first step as we help lead the transition to battery-electric tractors in Canada.”

To learn more about Volvo Trucks North America and the Volvo VNR Electric, visit the company’s website.

For more information on the Volvo VNR Electric, please contact:

Fredrik Klevenfeldt
Director of Brand Marketing Communications, Volvo Trucks North America
[email protected]

For more information on by Martin Brower fleet sustainability plan, please contact:

Cailly Bower
Vice President, Global Communications, Martin Brower
[email protected]

For more information about McDonald’s, please contact the McDonald’s Media Relations Line:

[email protected] or 1-877-786-3342

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Volvo Trucks North America, headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolinais one of the leading heavy duty truck manufacturers in North America. Its Uptime Services commitment is ensured by a network of nearly 400 authorized dealers across North America and Volvo Trucks’ 24/7 availability centre. Every Volvo truck is assembled at Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley manufacturing plant in Dublin, Virginia, which meets the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, 14001 standard for environmental protection and holds dual ISO 50001/Higher Energy Performance certification at platinum level, indicating sustained excellence in energy management . Volvo Trucks North America provides complete transport solutions to its customers, offering a full range of diesel, alternative fuel and 100% electric vehicles, and is part of the global Volvo Trucks organization.

Volvo Trucks provides complete transport solutions for demanding professional customers with its complete range of medium and heavy trucks. Customer support is provided through a global reseller network with 2,200 service points in approximately 130 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 13 countries around the world. In 2021, approximately 123,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The group also offers comprehensive financing and service solutions. Volvo Trucks’ work is based on the core values ​​of quality, safety and respect for the environment.

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