21 May 2021

The Shoprite Group is adding 39 solar-powered refrigerated rigid trucks to its existing solar-powered fleet of 749 trailers by the end of June 2021.

At present, the Group has a total fleet of 855 trucks and 1 247 trailers of which 749 are solar-powered trailers (473 are refrigerated trailers and 276 units are not refrigerated, but the tail lift is powered by solar energy).

The Shoprite Group continues to grow its solar-powered fleet
The Shoprite Group continues to grow its solar-powered fleet

The Group has 89 rigid trucks with diesel powered refrigeration of which 8 are solar powered (for the tail lift only). It is the first time that the Group is adding solar-powered nitrogen refrigerated rigid trucks to its fleet - this is also a first in Africa.

The non-solar-powered trailers in the fleet are traditional diesel-powered refrigerated trailers, with the diesel-powered cooling unit situated at the front of the unit.

Solar-powered units have been deployed in the Group’s fleet since 2017, in an effort to reduce the company’s carbon footprint.

 

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