Canada-based restaurant chain Tim Hortons has announced the launch of its first zero-tailpipe emissions electric transport truck to support its restaurants.

Supplied by Volvo Trucks North America, the Class 8 battery-electric truck will operate at Tim Hortons’ distribution centre in Guelph, Ontario.

The truck will be used for deliveries to restaurants across southwestern Ontario, including Toronto.

Tim Hortons will also launch a second Tims electric truck at its distribution centre in Langley, British Columbia, and will service the Greater Vancouver area and surrounding communities.

Tim Hortons operates more than 5,700 restaurants in the US, Canada  and around the world.

Tim Hortons president Axel Schwan stated: “As part of our “Tims For Good” sustainability platform, we’re always working on developing better solutions for how we serve our millions of guests every day.

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“We’re really excited to now have one of the first electric transport trucks of its kind on the road here in Canada and another coming very soon.

“Each electric truck is expected to travel up to 100,000km per year while producing zero tailpipe emissions and reduce our use of more than 25,000l of diesel fuel per vehicle annually.”

Volvo Trucks North America president Peter Voorhoeve stated: “Today, as we celebrate the deployment of these cutting-edge electric vehicles into the company’s fleet, we are confident that the positive impact on both its drivers and employees will be felt for years to come.

“This marks a significant stride towards a sustainable future, and we are honoured to be a part of Tim Hortons’ commitment to innovation and environmental responsibility.”

In November 2023, Tim Hortons entered the Singaporean coffee shop market by opening its first outlet at VivoCity Mall in Bukit Merah, Singapore.