QUANTRON and Petromin realise largest deployment of zero-emission trucks in Saudi Arabia

This is in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 sustainability goals.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 16 Oct 2023 Views icon1951 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
QUANTRON and Petromin realise largest deployment of zero-emission trucks in Saudi Arabia

Quantron AG, a clean tech company and specialist in sustainable passenger and freight transport, together with its partner Electromin (wholly owned by the Petromin Corporation) announces the delivery of the first 50 QUANTRON QARGO 4 EV light trucks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The vehicles have been prepared for deployment with customers like PepsiCo and Red Sea Global. This is the largest delivery of battery-electric trucks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia representing a significant milestone towards decarbonisation of mobility, in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 sustainability goals.

The battery-electric QUANTRON QARGO 4EV has been specially designed to make urban transport and last-mile deliveries as convenient and sustainable as possible. With ranges of more than 250km based on CATL battery with 81kWh which can be recharged in one hour, the QUANTRON QARGO 4 EV is the optimum solution for decarbonised transportation needs of metropolitan areas, the press release notes. 

Due to the wide range of mounting and assembly options, the vehicle can be used very flexibly in a wide variety of applications (e.g., dry goods, fresh food, municipal services, furniture transport and more). Among the first customers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are PepsiCo and Red Sea Global, demonstrating a strong commitment towards sustainability.

These customers will operate the trucks in day-to-day operations, substituting diesel trucks, thereby achieving an estimated carbon saving of 31.5 kilograms per 100 km (calculated based on a mixed load, driving time of approx. 3.6 hours and 10 stops for loading and off-loading of cargo).

Kalyana Sivagnanam, Group CEO of Petromin Corporation: “By joining forces, Electromin and QUANTRON have forged a powerful alliance that capitalises on their unique skill sets and positions them at the forefront of the e-mobility revolution in KSA. This synergistic partnership enables the pooling of resources, knowledge, and experience, paving the way for the creation of innovative, sustainable mobility solutions that will revolutionize transportation in the Kingdom.”

Mark Notkin, Head of Electromin and Chief Innovation Officer of Petromin Group: “Electromin and QUANTRON's collaboration represents a transformative step forward in the e-mobility landscape of Saudi Arabia. With the shared commitment to zero-emission solutions, this partnership will unlock a new era of sustainable transportation, offering clients and partners an expanded range of cutting-edge products and services that will shape the future of mobility in the Kingdom and beyond.”

Michael Perschke, CEO of Quantron AG: "This is a significant step for us towards internationalisation and entry into the Middle East. It's merely the beginning of a journey where QUANTRON and Petromin will leverage their complementary expertise to revolutionise the mobility landscape in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

 

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