TNT Express Australia has put ten Hino Hybrid trucks into service, becoming the first business in Australia to start operating a fleet of electric-diesel hybrids as replacements for conventionally powered vehicles.
Speaking at the official launch of the hybrid truck fleet in Sydney, TNT Express Australia managing director Roger Corcoran said the new vehicles would reduce TNT’s greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 1600 kilograms of CO2 a year per vehicle.
“This is an historic first step by TNT Express in Australia to prepare itself for the inevitable emergence of a carbon economy.” he said. “TNT accepts that the climate change is a reality and we believe that all businesses must adopt new strategies in order to meet the looming carbon emissions reduction targets.”
“TNT is taking a fairly pragmatic approach to this and will consider putting more hybrid trucks into service as and when new trucks are required.” Mr Corcoran said.
TNT is installing a certified system to measure, report and manage its CO2 emissions.