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TGE to establish Australia’s biggest e-truck fleet with $20.1m of ARENA funding

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has allocated $20.1 million of funding to Team Global Express (TGE), in addition to the logistics firm’s own AU$24.2m investment, to deploy 60 electric trucks.

A fleet of 24 Daimler Fuso eCanters and 36 Volvo eFLs (Volvo’s largest ever e-truck order) will be added to TGE’s fleet, along with all associated charging infrastructure at its Bungarribee depot. 

This ‘depot of the future’ project will test how integrating battery electric vehicles within a diesel logistics fleet will impact management, delivery routing, infrastructure requirements and costs. It is hoped to help address some of the barriers to adoption and show that transition from diesel to electric is possible. ARENA’s funding will assist with the e-trucks’ up-front costs, which can be three times more than diesel equivalents.

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