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The Giant Company Rolls Out Electric Vehicles In Pennsylvania


Last updated on February 10th, 2023 at 05:06 pm

The Giant Company has announced four electric vehicles will join its fleet serving the greater Philadelphia area. The electric vans will fulfill Giant Direct customer deliveries while reducing the company’s environmental footprint.

“Fulfilling our purpose of connecting families for a better future means taking action today to create a healthier, more sustainable tomorrow,” said Daren Russ, VP of omnichannel operations, The Giant Company.


“The addition of electric vehicles is an economic and environmental investment that saves fuel costs and time while avoiding harmful emissions. Electric vehicles are a tool to strengthen the environment in the communities we serve and part of our commitment to healing our planet.”

The electric vehicles are the first of their kind to join The Giant Company’s 164-vehicle fleet and can travel 108 miles per charge. Their zero-tailpipe emission design combined with their avoidance of gasoline will prevent 171,963 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions annually. Over the next few years, The Giant Company plans to introduce more all-electric vehicles to its fleet.

Since 2018, it has partnered with PDI Sustainable Solutions to implement a reduced emission program to reduce its carbon footprint.

Each time Giant or Martin’s fuel stations are used, the program invests in sustainable efforts such as reforestation, solar power and wind power to offset tailpipe emissions up to 30 percent. Since the program’s inception, it has offset nearly 370,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

“Electric vehicles are part of The Giant Company’s ongoing commitment to sustainability,” said Tracy Horsfield, manager, e-commerce. “We continue to partner with sustainability leaders to reduce and offset emissions at every level of our supply chain. Together, we are taking action and forging partnerships to create healthier communities for generations to come.”

Building on its sustainability efforts, in 2021, The Giant Company entered an agreement with Constellation, an energy solutions provider, to power its Pennsylvania operations with renewable energy. The partnership has invested in four solar fields, the first of which became operational in January, to avoid more than 100,000 metric tons of Scope 2 carbon emissions associated with The Giant Company’s annual energy use.

For more information about the grocer’s sustainability initiatives, visit giantfoodstores.com/pages/sustainability.

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