AB InBev to run entire fleet of long-haul trucks on clean energy by 2025
Produced by Nikola Motor Company, the trucks can travel between 500-1,200 miles on one 20-minute charge and will be integrated into the world’s largest brewer’s fleet from 2020. “At Anheuser-Busch we’re continuously searching for ways to improve sustainability across our entire value chain and drive our industry forward,” said AB InBev’s chief executive Michel Doukeris. “The transport industry is one that is ripe for innovative solutions and Nikola is leading the way with hydrogen-electric, zero-emission capabilities.” Once fully implemented, the 800 trucks will reduce the brewer’s CO2 emissions from logistics by more than 18% - equivalent to taking more than 13,000 cars off the road annually. They work by feeding compressed hydrogen gas into hydrogen fuel cells where it is combined with oxygen from the air in a process that produces water as well as electricity to power the truck. The introduction of the new trucks is the latest move in AB InBev’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2025 against a 2017 baseline – a reduction submitted through the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTI), covering scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.