Chilled food supplier Reynolds has embarked upon its mission to run 24 all-electric trucks in its fleet by 2025 with the rollout of a zero carbon, 7.5-tonne temperature-controlled rigid.

Featuring an Isuzu chassis adapted by electric drivetrain specialist Magtec and a bespoke body from Paneltex, the vehicle was supplied by Fraikin and joins a 212-strong mixed commercial vehicle fleet.

The truck replaces an older diesel asset on multi-drop delivery routes around Bristol and Bath and Reynolds reckons it’s saving the business around 550kg of CO2 emissions per week.

Over the next three years the plan is for it to be joined by a further 23 electric vehicles, ranging from 4.5-tonne vans up to a 37-tonne DAF tractor unit.

Steve White, head of national fleet at Reynolds, said: “Improving the sustainability of our fleet by making the shift to electric has been a long-term plan for the business, but we needed a partner capable of supporting us on that journey.

“Fraikin met all the criteria we were looking for.”