ARENA funding agreement

ANC are proud to announce a significant new funding agreement with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to accelerate the electrification of our delivery fleet.

Leading the transition to a greener future in the last mile

ANC’s Last Mile Delivery Vehicle Electrification Project will be supported by ARENA as part of its Driving the Nation program – an ongoing initiative aimed at enabling the deployment of new zero emissions vehicle technologies.

Watch: ARENA funding announcement

Joe Sofra (CEO) and Mo Abbas (Chief Growth and Sustainability Officer) talk about our fleet electrification plans supported by ARENA.

Better for customers, better for Australia

Our electric roll-out plan

Over the next 2 years, ANC will spearhead the deployment and operation of 112 electric vehicles and charging stations across Australia, making significant progress towards our goal of electrifying 30% of our last mile delivery fleet by 2028.

We’re excited to be working with ARENA, and we’re proud to be leading the charge towards a more sustainable last mile for the next generation of Australians.

Charging infrastructure and operational discovery

We’ve had over 20 EV’s in our fleet for the past couple of years as part of a test and learn programme. And one of the key learnings is that you must establish the right operational infrastructure to support the technology. That’s why our EV roll-out programme twill also include the installation of 112 charging stations to power the EV fleet.

This strategic charging infrastructure will be used to support daytime operations and ensure optimal vehicle uptime and reliability. ANC will also explore novel commercial strategies to address the total cost of ownership gap between electric and conventional vehicles, paving the way for broader EV adoption amongst Delivery Professionals in the industry.

Benefits for our Clients

Planet positive innovation

In 2020, 38% of Australia’s transport-related CO2 emissions were from light and heavy commercial vehicles. That’s why we believe a business like ours has an opportunity, and an obligation, to lead the industry towards a lower carbon last mile.

Our journey towards electrification is already well underway and in the past year we grew our electric fleet to 27 vehicles – with a mix of electric Pantech trucks, LDV vans and tuk tuks.

Accelerating this transformation over the next few years will benefit everyone in Australia, and on the planet.

The future of last mile delivery is electric, and we couldn’t be more excited!

Get in touch for your Scope 3 emissions reduction plan

Our ARENA partnership is one of the most exciting developments in ANC’s 100+ year history, and we want our clients to join us on this exciting journey.

We want to hear from you about your sustainability ambitions and how we can help.

Get in touch directly with our Sales team to discuss a Scope 3 emissions reduction plan for your business.

We look forward to hearing from you, and we look forward to working together to create more sustainable smiles for generations to come.