GREER, S.C. — Benore Logistic Systems, Inc. has become the first company in South Carolina to include an electric Class 8 truck into a fleet.
According to a news release, the company is “taking the lead in sustainability in the transportation industry.”
The truck, a Peterbilt Model 589EV, hit the road on April 28 in Greer, the news release stated.
“This technological leap in clean transportation is part of Benore’s 10-year mission to reduce carbon emissions by 50 percent,” according to the news release.
The Peterbilt has a range of up to 150 miles and operates on thermally controlled lithium-ion batteries. Benore has installed a 150kW charger to charge the truck completely within three to four hours.
The company says it plans to use the truck to “further analyze energy usage on heavy and light loads; charging time at various charging levels; energy consumption at different speeds; energy consumption during idle time and impact ton range; and performance on short and long routes,” according to the news release.
“The data will serve as a platform to find the ideal use cases of electric trucks within the Benore fleet and expand the sustainability program.”
Dennis Kunz, vice president of revenue strategy and operational development at Benore, said that the company’s drivers are already used to the non-electric Peterbilt trucks, so the transition is expected to be seamless.
Benore President and CEO Jeffery Benore said his company is honored to bring the first electric truck to South Carolina.
The acquisition of the electric rig is “supporting our sustainability goals of reducing carbon emissions and making the world a better place for future generations,” he said. “A special thank you to our customers, the state of South Carolina, the South Carolina Ports Authority, Duke Energy and Peterbilt for their support in this endeavor.”
Benore Logistics was founded in 1994 and offers integrated solutions customized to meet individual needs of customers through optimized supply chain, transportation, warehouse and on-site services.
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