Tesco launches UK’s first electrified HGV trucks to cut down on emissions

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Grocery giant Tesco has launched the UK’s first-ever commercially used, fully electrified, heavy-freight articulated trucks as it takes another step towards its net-zero commitments.

Tesco has partnered with logistics firm FSEW to launch two 37-tonne, fully electrified HGV trucks, which will transport food and other products from Wentloog rail terminal outside Cardiff to Tesco’s distribution centre in Magor, Wales.

The retailer said heavy-goods vehicles make up around 16% of the UK’s domestic transport emissions, adding that “addressing this can play a significant role in delivering the UK’s net-zero ambitions”.

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