Penske Logistics customer Cardinal Health as been employing a pair of Kalmar T2E electric truck yard tractors at its Riverside, California, facility for the last year. The overarching goal is to assess how implementation of electric vehicles (EVs) can establish more efficient and sustainable operations.
The EV trucks feature Kalmar’s lithium-ion battery technology and a fully electric powertrain that produces zero emissions at source and have combined to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 79 metric tons, equating to 9.5 homes’ energy use for one year (on average). The trucks operate within Cardinal Health’s yard and transport a daily average of 120 trailers and ocean containers containing essential medical products and supplies to and from their docking area.
The Cardinal Health Riverside facility houses two EV charging stations to help ensure ongoing usability of the trucks during its 24/7 operations. The location serves as a replenishment center for their western U.S. forward medical distribution center locations and large high-volume customers.
Cardinal Health is a distributor of pharmaceuticals, a global manufacturer and distributor of medical and laboratory products, and a provider of performance and data solutions for healthcare facilities. This project was supported by the California Climate Investments (CCI) program and the California Air Resources Board CORE program.
Originally posted on Work Truck Online