Martin Brower expands Volvo EV fleet to deliver to Canadian McDonald's

Martin Brower expands Volvo EV fleet to deliver to Canadian McDonald’s

Adding 10 Volvo VNR Electric trucks supports McDonald's goals of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Volvo Trucks announced that long-time customer Martin Brower plans to expand its electric vehicle fleet. Brower, a supply chain solutions provider for global restaurant chains, will use these vehicles to deliver food and beverages to McDonald’s restaurants in Montreal and Toronto. This move supports objectives from McDonald’s to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Martin Brower has collaborated with McDonald’s to reduce the restaurant chain’s carbon footprint in Canada. A zero-emission tractor was initially deployed for deliveries in 2022. The company is now expanding on this trial.

In a previous trial in Montreal, a Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric tractor was used to service McDonald’s restaurants. This tested the vehicle’s ability to handle regular routes and large loads. Following this successful trial, Martin Brower and McDonald’s Canada have decided to deploy ten additional Volvo VNR Electric vehicles. Seven will operate in Toronto, while three will be stationed at the Montreal distribution center in Baie-D’Urfé.

To choose the truck for Brower’s delivery routes, Martin Brower collaborated with Vision Truck Group, a local Volvo Trucks certified electric vehicle dealer. The dealer identified the preferred Volvo VNR Electric configurations to best service McDonald’s restaurants in the area. The electric vehicles stationed at the Montreal distribution center will be serviced by Camions Volvo Montreal, while Vision Truck Group will service the vehicles in Toronto.

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