Goldstar Transport adds the zero emission electric Fuso eCanter to its fleet
Goldstar Transport has added the zero emission electric Fuso eCanter to its fleet.
The Perth-based company, which employs 400 people and has a fleet of more than 150 trucks, took delivery of the eCanter at a ceremony today.
Head of Daimler Truck Overseas, Andreas von Wallfeld, Daimler Truck Australia Pacific President and CEO, Daniel Whitehead, and Fuso Truck and Bus Australia Director, Alexander Müller were all on hand to hand over the keys to Goldstar Transport Managing Director, Sean Carren.
The Fuso eCanter was the world’s first series production electric truck and is in operation with leading brands such as Bunnings, Coles, Toohey’s and Australia Post. The Goldstar truck is the first eCanter to be deployed in Western Australia.
Mr Carren says Goldstar Transport is pleased to invest in advanced trucks such as the eCanter.
“Goldstar really strives to look after our people and give them the best equipment to do the job and the eCanter is part of our ongoing commitment to our people,” he explains.
He is also pleased to introduce its first zero-emission truck.
“We have a social responsibility to do our bit and a quality product like the eCanter makes that a reality,” Mr Carren says.
He says he is “exceptionally happy” with the quality of the eCanter which has a Gross Vehicle Mass of 7.5 toonnes.
“It’s a proven product from a trusted brand and we get a lot of support from Daimler Truck and the Fuso team,” Mr Carren says.
Mr Whitehead says it makes sense that Goldstar Transport acquire a Fuso eCanter.
“Goldstar Transport demands the most advanced, most efficient and safest vehicles available so the Fuso eCanter is a perfect fit for this exemplary fleet,” he says.
“We applaud Sean Carren for introducing this pioneering Fuso electric vehicle to Goldstar Transport, demonstrating the benefits of an environmental workhorse that produces no emissions and makes hardly any noise,” Mr Whitehead concludes.
Mr von Wallfeld says the Fuso eCanter is demonstrating the benefits of electric trucks in real world conditions.
“Fuso eCanters are out there working hard for our customers in many countries, showing that an electric truck from a proven manufacturer is not just a pipe dream, but a viable freight transport solution for cities around the world,” he says.
“We know that Goldstar Transport will be thrilled with this practical, safe and innovative electric truck,” Mr von Wallfeld adds.