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Tesla electric trucks for log hauling in Canada

Mosaic Forest Management in partnership with local Vancouver Island service provider, EcoWest Driven, will introduce several Tesla electric semi-trucks into log hauling. Source: Timberbiz

According to Mosaic, the BC forest sector has a significant role to play in addressing climate change. However, forestry operations generate tailpipe emissions, including from log trucks and so electrifying the fleet is a particularly good approach in British Columbia where over 90% of power in the Province is generated from clean hydroelectric sources.

“We are committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2035 and electrifying our log hauling fleet is a significant step in that direction” said Jeff Zweig, President and CEO of Mosaic Forest Management. “BC is a global centre of excellence in forestry, and we are proud to work with our local partner, EcoWest Driven, on this important project.”

Timber Johnson, Director and Co-Founder of EcoWest Driven said: “With our in-depth experience and knowledge of the forestry industry on Vancouver Island, we are excited to partner with Mosaic to utilize Tesla’s innovative electric semis into log haulers.”

Jarvis Shaver, Director and Co-Founder of EcoWest Driven said the company has begun the process of creating charging infrastructure and a new electric vehicle maintenance facility in Parksville, BC to accommodate this new demand for emission-free heavy haulers.

“Mosaic’s commitment to carbon neutrality, and these innovative actions in support of that commitment, align with our CleanBC objectives to build a cleaner and better low carbon economy for British Columbians,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.

Mosaic Forest Management is the timberlands manager for TimberWest and Island Timberlands, two affiliated companies that have operated on Vancouver Island for over a century, delivering sustainable forest management within their private forest lands and Crown tenure areas.