B.C. courier further greens fleet with order for 40 hydrogen-fuel Toyotas
Geazone already ran on EVs and battery-assisted bikes, but now it’s going FCEVs thanks to this purchase of more than three dozen FCEVs
In what’s hopefully a harbinger of a zero-emission revolution to come, Geazone, a British Columbia-based “final-mile” courier company operating in Vancouver and Vancouver Island, has announced it is acquiring 40 new hydrogen-fueled Toyota Mirai fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) to provide the sustainable delivery services of the future.
The choice of the hydrogen-fueled Mirai was simple, according to Geazone’s Andrew Mitchell, since his company “is committed to providing a fast, reliable, affordable and sustainable delivery service with the customer in mind.”
A former downhill bicycle racing champion, as well as the founder and CEO of the zero-emssions courier company — besides the Mirais, Geazone uses Nissan Leafs; and electrically-assisted bicycles for its final-mile deliveries — his new hydrogen-powered zero-emission fleet will also be “champions of sustainability,” because the only tailpipe emissions from those 40 new Toyota Mirai FCEVs is water.
“We don’t need charging stations at the warehouse, which makes the Mirais far more convenient, yet, through the use of ‘green’ hydrogen, their zero-emissions impact is the same as a battery-powered vehicle.”
As to why this is happening in B.C., credit the NDP government’s aggressive CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 emissions-reduction program , which includes the promotion of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure. “In places where the fueling infrastructure exists – as it does in B.C. – hydrogen-powered FCEVs really are the perfect zero-emission solution for organizations with fleets of high-use vehicles like Geazone’s busy couriers,” according to Stephen Beatty, Vice President, Corporate at Toyota Canada Inc.