Michelin North America, Inc. is announcing a partnership with industry leader Benore Logistic Systems to begin testing on a new all-electric Class 8 delivery truck in the Upstate of South Carolina.
The month-long test, being conducted at Michelin’s plant in Sandy Springs, S.C., is designed to further validate the capabilities of electric vehicles in the last-mile-delivery industry while advancing Michelin’s environmental sustainability efforts.
“Michelin is committed to developing the latest in cutting edge technology, not only in our tires, but in everything we do,” said Karen Schwartz, VP of B2B Marketing for Michelin North America. “Electric vehicles are a ‘zero-emission’ solution, which means electromobility is a practical way to fight global warming and pollution. Developing electromobility, which is critical to advancing the energy transition, goes hand in hand with reducing oil consumption and spurring growth in renewable energies.”
Benore Logistic Systems, a leader in logistics, is also eager to further test this technology and encourages others in the industry to do the same.
“At Benore Logistic Systems, Inc., we continuously challenge the status quo. We received our first electric truck in April 2022, and we’re excited to now be testing the NIKOLA TreBEV vehicle,” said Dennis Kunz, VP of Revenue Strategy and Development at Benore. “There is a wide variety of Class 8 battery electric tractors available in the market. Luckily, we get to test the Nikola TreBEV to gather more industry-specific knowledge.”
Nikola Corporation’s truck portfolio strives to add value to delivery fleets by increasing their efficiency and lowering their environmental footprint.
“The entire Benore team is honored to spearhead this test with our friends at Michelin,” said Kunz. “It is our goal to jointly learn more about this tractor and further develop our sustainability strategies.”