Dairygold launches Ireland’s first electric milk truck

Melissa Butler, Dairygold HGV driver, charging ‘e-moove’, Dairygold’s new electric milk truck at the Dairygold Castlefarm Dairy Processing Complex in Mitchelstown, in the presence of Michael Harte, Dairygold Interim Chief Executive; Orlaith Tynan, Dairygold Head of Sustainability and Billy Cronin, Dairygold Head of Supply Chain.

Dairygold has announced that it is adding an electric truck to its milk collection fleet, making it the first dairy processor in Ireland to do so, marking a significant step towards more sustainable transportation operations by the dairy processor.

Named ‘e-moove’, this electric truck will make daily deliveries and collections from Dairygold’s Castlefarm Dairy Processing Complex in Mitchelstown as well as milk supplier’s farms and can cover 300 kilometres on a single charge. The installation of a charging system on the Castlefarm site enables a full charging of the truck within two and a half hours.

Aligned with Dairygold’s ‘Our Strategy Our Future 2030’, the introduction of the electric milk truck is part of the Society’s broader decarbonisation programme and corporate emissions reduction ambition.

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