Walmart Canada is one step closer on its sustainability goal of powering its entire fleet with alternative power by 2028 following its order of 130 electrified 18-wheeler Tesla Semi trucks, tripling its reservations and marking the largest order of electrified trucks in the country.
The move comes on the heels of Walmart Canada announcing a $3.5 billion investment over the next five years aimed to generate significant growth in the business and is aligned with Walmart’s global goal to target zero emissions by 2040.
Walmart Canada says its best-in-class supply chain continues to put sustainability at the forefront of its business operations and says it’s committed to converting 20 per cent of Walmart's fleet to electric power by the end of 2022, as part its broader goal to power its fleet using 100 per cent alternative power by 2028.
“Tripling our reservation of Tesla Semi trucks is part of our ongoing effort to innovate the business and prioritize sustainability," says John Bayliss, senior vice president, Logistics and Supply Chain, Walmart Canada. "By converting 20 per cent of our fleet to electric vehicles by the end of 2022 and committing to alternative power for all fleet vehicles by 2028, we are putting safety, innovation and sustainability at the forefront of our logistics network."