The effort delivers a fleet management and electrification solution enabling Ferguson to deploy medium- and heavy-duty all-electric vehicles throughout California while streamlining the development of the necessary charging and energy management infrastructure.
“Fleet emissions account for a sizable portion of our Scope 1 emissions and future reductions require an accelerated conversion from medium- and heavy-duty fleet to electric vehicles. Electrada’s comprehensive solution positions us to gain rich learnings from this program and expand with scale as technology progresses,” said Ferguson’s vice president of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) in a recent news release.
Details of the Partnership
The scope of this phase is highlighted by the 30 class 6-8 all-electric delivery trucks from Peterbilt and Freightliner that will be integrated into Ferguson’s fleet in the months ahead.
The project also includes the charging infrastructure from Electrada to serve five depot locations across the company’s operating footprint in California.
Key to this electrification project is Holman and Electrada’s strategic partnership that helps North American fleet operators accelerate, scale, and integrate electric vehicles into their fleet mix.
This collaboration with Ferguson leverages Holman and Electrada’s electrification-as-a-service model.
“As we approach potential electrification projects with our customers, it is a very consultative conversation, ensuring all the parties are aligned on the goals of the initiative,” said Emily Graham, director of Sustainability, Holman. “Throughout this collaborative effort with Ferguson, their intent was clear, and it quickly became apparent that our partnership with Electrada could help them accelerate their goals.”
Together, Holman and Electrada offer fleet operators a fully capitalized (vehicle and charging infrastructure) fleet management and electrification solution that helps organizations to their transition to electric vehicles.
This approach to fleet electrification provides a contract that eliminates the upfront capital investment and long-term energy cost risks that often prevent organizations from adopting an EV program.
“We developed a deep understanding of Ferguson’s electrification needs based on their location-specific, real-world use cases. The solution not only provides the reliable electric fuel infrastructure that Ferguson needs to successfully accomplish their fleet electrification goals but will also reduce fuel cost per mile from day one versus fossil fuel,” said Kevin Kushman, CEO, Electrada.
Construction of the depot-charging infrastructure is underway, and Ferguson said it anticipates taking delivery of the initial all-electric trucks before the end of the year.