- During 2021, Bavaria expects to roll out 200 trucks consisting of 5 types of vehicles; heavy, medium and light cargo, as well as forklifts and carts for its sales force.
- The initiative is part of the company's sustainable mobility plan that aims to reduce carbon emissions by 25% throughout the entire value chain by 2025.
- The announcement was made by the President of the Republic Iván Duque Márquez, the Minister of Transportation, Angela María Orozco, the Minister of the Environment, Carlos Correa and the Minister of Mines and Energy, Diego Mesa who led the ignition of engines for the largest clean mobility fleet in the country.
- In addition, Bavaria is committed to closing 2021 with 75 gas trucks and having 40% of its distribution fleet renewed.
In the presence of President of the Republic Iván Duque Márquez, Bavaria announced that this year it hopes to roll out a total of 200 electric trucks belonging to its transport fleet on the streets of Colombia. This project is the result of one of the company's most ambitious initiatives to meet its goal of reducing carbon emissions by 25% throughout its value chain by 2025.
This fleet, considered today as the largest consolidated fleet of electric trucks in Colombia, will have a combination of heavy, medium and light load vehicles, as well as forklifts and sales force cars. Bavaria's mobility strategy is aligned with the Sustainable Development objectives and the national goals set by Colombia in the Paris Agreement on climate change to reduce 51% of its emissions by 2030.
“In Colombia, 10% of emissions belong to the transportation sector - for Bavaria, more than 18% of our emissions come from our distribution operation. That is why, at Bavaria, our objective, in addition to modernizing our fleet, is to be leaders and promote the transformation towards electric mobility in the country. That is why today, we reaffirm our commitment to promote development of this ecosystem, so we can move together towards a low-carbon country," affirmed Marcel Regis, president of Bavaria.
“Despite the pandemic, in 2020, Colombia became the Latin American country with the largest clean public transport fleet. Today, thanks to decisions like the ones Bavaria is taking, Colombia may be the Latin American country with the largest clean heavy cargo transport fleet. Thanks to this work, I believe that it is only a matter of a few years that 100 percent of its fleet is totally clean,” said Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic during his speech.
The announcement, which took place at the Tocancipá brewery, was also attended by the Minister of the Environment, Carlos Correa, the Minister of Transportation, Angela María Orozco and the Minister of Mines and Energy, Diego Mesa, who, alongside the President of the Republic, turned on the engines of the transport fleet that is estimated to reduce 15,600 tons of CO2 annually.
By the end of this year, in addition to the 200 electric trucks, Bavaria is betting on having 75 gas trucks and approximately 40% of its renewed delivery fleet. Through this, Bavaria reaffirms its commitment to the environment and its firm intention to support the transformation of Colombia.