IRELAND – Dairygold, a leading dairy processor in Ireland, has unveiled the country’s first electric milk truck, aptly named ‘e-moove’.

This milestone marks a significant stride in Dairygold’s commitment to decarbonization and sustainability efforts.

The electric truck will undertake daily deliveries and collections from Dairygold’s Castlefarm Dairy Processing Complex in Mitchelstown, as well as from Milk Supplier’s farms, covering up to 300 kilometers on a single charge.

Equipped with a charging system installed at the Castlefarm site, the truck can be fully charged within a remarkably short span of two and a half hours.

Aligned with Dairygold’s ambitious sustainability strategy outlined in ‘Our Strategy Our Future 2030’, the introduction of the electric milk truck underscores the company’s broader decarbonization program and corporate emissions reduction goals.

 “We are very proud to be the first dairy processor in Ireland to introduce an electric milk truck to our fleet. It is yet another step towards a more sustainable future in Dairygold,” Michael Harte, Interim Chief Executive of Dairygold, said.

“The electric truck will reduce Dairygold’s greenhouse gas emissions and help us on our journey to achieve our 2030 carbon reduction targets.”

Head of Sustainability at Dairygold, Orlaith Tynan, echoed the sentiment, emphasizing the significance of this development not only for Dairygold but for the entire agriculture sector.

 “The introduction of Ireland’s first electric milk truck represents a significant milestone, in not only Dairygold’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, but also the agriculture sector as a whole,” he said.

“Being a pioneer, and demonstrating that this technology works, will have hugely positive effects elsewhere.”

In addition, he noted that the introduction of our electric truck is an important part of the corporate emissions reduction programme, extending from the great work being done by farmers, milk collection partners and processing operations.

Subscribe to our food and agriculture industry email newsletters that provide busy executives like you with the latest news insights and trends from Africa and the World. SUBSCRIBE HERE