United Rentals Provides Meta Data Center with All-Electric Trucks

Published on: 29 July 2022

United Rentals, Inc. stated it would supply Turner Construction, formerly the Facebook company, with all-electric trucks and zero-emission power systems to minimise the environmental impact of the construction site.

The equipment package consists of an all-electric, zero-emissions Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck with a maximum range of 320 miles, a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds, and a 9.6 kilowatt Pro Power onboard generator system.

Ford and United Rentals reached an agreement earlier this year that included orders for 500 F-150 Lightning trucks and 30 E-Transit vans, with 120 trucks and all 30 vans to be delivered by 2022. The vehicles will be used by United Rentals customers on construction and industrial job sites, as well as by the company's sales, service, and delivery staff.

According to the company, the agreement will assist United Rentals in identifying further building projects where emission-reducing solutions can be used to achieve net-zero construction sites. It also contributes to Meta's aim to achieve net-zero emissions across the whole value chain by 2030.

Bill Hassel, data center programme sustainability manager for Turner Construction, said: 

"Turner is committed to leading the challenge of decarbonizing construction and working with innovative partners like United Rentals. These solutions allow us to demonstrate how the future of construction will look."

United has established a goal to reduce the intensity of its greenhouse gas emissions by 35 per cent by 2030, from 2018.

Source: Environmental Leader

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