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Tesla trucks part of Bamford’s long-term sustainability plans

Bamford Produce Co. Ltd., based in Mississaugua, ON, announced that it has reserved the all-electric Class 8 Tesla Semis, as part of its long-term environmental sustainability vision to reduce its carbon footprint.

“As one of Ontario’s most long-standing produce distributors with more than 75 delivery and transport trailer vehicles in operation across the province on a daily basis, we recognized the opportunity that the new eco-friendly Tesla trucks presented in enabling our business to put in motion a plan to significantly reduce our carbon emissions,” said Steve Bamford, owner of Bamford Produce and Group of Cos.

Although production of the Tesla trucks is expected to begin in 2019, Bamford Produce is confident in the decision to secure the new trucks.

"The Tesla trucks align well with our commitment to continually enhance our operations towards more sustainable business practices, as well as our dedication to provide safe and fresh produce and efficient distribution services to our customers, “ said Bamford. “We anticipate that this investment will have an immense impact on our efficiencies and savings in the areas of fuel costs and fleet maintenance, and more importantly, will ensure a greater measure of safety on the roads for our trucking employees, in particular for those servicing the long haul routes.”

Tesla semi trucks can operate for 500 miles on a single charge, and the company guarantees zero breakdowns for 1 million miles and estimates a 20 percent reduction in costs when compared to diesel trucks.