Local company teams up with Boston Scientific for new electric truck

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Pictured with the new Volvo Fl Electric truck operated by Atez Logistics and Boston Scientific at the Ballybane facility were (front) Fintan Lalor,  Aztec Logistics; Tara Carr Environmental Health & Safety Manager Boston Scientific; and Brian Winston, Logistics Traffic Manager Boston Scientific. (Back L-r) Boston Scientific's Bernie Ludden, Director of Materials Management, Liam Walsh, Warehouse Supervisor John Kelly, Facilities Coordinator and Mike Murphy, Site Services Director. "

A Galway based logistics company is teaming up with Boston Scientific to invest in pioneering electric truck technology to slash carbon emissions.

Aztec Logistics, situated in Oranmore, has obtained a fully-electric Volvo Truck for their logistic activities.

The company hopes that the new vehicle will deliver improved air quality, a reduction in CO2 of over 80% and a 50% reduction in noise.

The benefits of the truck will include driver wellbeing, meeting corporate social responsibility and environmental targets and readiness for future legislation.

Electric trucks can also operate in places where conventional trucks for example like indoor building warehousing or city areas with zero emissions regulations.

It is estimated that by 2030, 50% of all trucks sold in Europe will be electric, using either battery or fuel cell technology.

Aztec Logistics said: “There is no denying that the transportation industry is at the start of a gradual transition towards fossil-free alternatives and Aztec is committed to being at the forefront of this transition.

“We are working together with our customers to provide a greener future for our employees and the wider Galway community and also provide a greater choice for our customers.”