Trucksters, a Madrid-based freight start up that focuses on offering long-haul transport services using an innovative system of relays, has announced its goal to become the first operator to meet the zero-emission target imposed by the industry. The company plans to electrify its long haul transport through the use of only electric vehicles by late 2023.
The strategy would start with several electric trucks at the beginning of the year and increase the number of vehicles throughout the year. The start-up is already in conversations with leading EV manufacturers, while continuing to develop a sustainability plan to eliminate CO2 emissions from transport.
“We have been working on directly eliminating CO2 emissions, rather than offsetting them. Our aim is to change the business model in long-distance transport, making it much more people-friendly and sustainable using our relay system, which is why we are going to accelerate the application of electric trucks in the sector on our own initiatives,” commented Victor Ortega, Head of Sustainability at Trucksters.
The Spanish relay-based freight transport start-up has already reduced the number of empty trucks by 50% compared to the industry average due to its relay system and the number of its corridors throughout Europe. Trucksters said its AI and Big-Data based relay system is enabling it to tackle the three major challenges facing the electrification of long-distance transport: the reduced autonomy of the batteries, the slowness of charging and the shortage of chargers.
The technology developed by Trucksters has helped them plan and operate road freight transport services using driver relays, thus being able to provide up to 50% faster delivery times, up to 20% more cost efficient service, with less environmental impact than alternatives. Looking towards the future, the company is planning on selling its internal technology so that all of the transport industry can become as efficient and as eco-friendly as they are.