Branston’s Net Zero Plans

POTATO supplier Branston has introduced the first, fully electric truck to its fleet, as part of its plans to reach net zero by 2035.
Following a successful trial in June 2023 with Crossroads Truck and Bus Ltd, the truck dealer for Volvo, Branston has now permanently added a Volvo FM Electric 4×2 truck to its fleet.
Paul Donkin, group transport manager at Branston, said: “This is a fantastic milestone for us to introduce our first electric vehicle (EV). Initially we’ll be using it to do regular depot deliveries to Livingston as well as a few farm trips to test the mileage and efficiency.
“One of the challenges will be the infrastructure, or lack of it in some places. While we can do what we can to work towards net zero, without infrastructure keeping pace, there’s only so far we can go. Branston will be investing in a fast charger at our Scottish site and will be monitoring the performance of the EV to determine our next steps.”

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