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Syngenta Canada adds electric trucks to fleet

February 14, 2024  By Fruit & Vegetable

Syngenta Canada has added a fleet of electric trucks to deliver crop protection and seed products with zero CO2e emissions in southern Ontario in 2024. Working in collaboration with supply chain partner Future Transfer, Syngenta Canada will debut three electric trucks, marking a sustainability win and an industry first.

“By adding electric trucks to our logistics transportation fleet, Syngenta Canada will reduce CO2e emissions by approximately 25,000 kg each year. This is equal to removing eight passenger vehicles from the road,” says Jose Nucci, head of production and supply, Syngenta Canada.

Electric trucks significantly reduce CO2e emissions; when compared to diesel, they provide upwards of 90 per cent emissions reduction. Delivering on the company’s commitment to sustainability, the distribution of crop protection and seed products using electric trucks will begin in 2024 with routes departing from Future Transfer’s Tillsonburg, Ont., sites.


While agriculture is a key contributor to greenhouse gases (GHGs), it is also well-positioned to be part of the solution. Through new approaches, practices and technologies, everyone throughout the food value chain can play a role in reducing emissions.

“We are continually innovating and expanding how we operate in agriculture, from digital technology, to products, to supply,” says Trevor Heck, president, Syngenta Canada. “We strive to adopt a sustainability mindset in everything we do and are driven by our vision to advance Canadian agriculture and offer solutions to our customers, but also as a business operating in Canada. Adding electric trucks to our fleet is just one of the ways we are demonstrating our vision as we work towards Syngenta Group’s global target of 38 per cent emissions reduction in our operations by 2030.”

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