Freight-forwarding company Greencarrier Freight Services has invested in the first all-electric trucks to be put to work in China.

The vehicles, which have a range of approximately 240 km between charges, have already started work in Shanghai.

Fitted with batteries which can be recharged within 2-3 hours, Greencarrier said the trucks are ideal for delivery routes in and around cities.

“This investment is part of our environmental strategy and will play an important role in sustainable fleet management,” said Tero Ahonen, managing director, Greencarrier Freight Services, Greater China. “We are excited to see these vehicles in action.”

The firm’s founder, owner & chairman, Stefan Björk, added: “Being in the logistics industry – an industry that inevitably has a great impact on the environment – this is an important step for us. We constantly strive to find new and innovative solutions and greener ways of meeting our customers’ logistics needs.

“This is a perfect example of that, and I’m very happy for a very environmentally smart investment in our Chinese operations.”