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Takealot adds JAC electric trucks to its fleet

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Takealot's JAC electric trucks

Online retailer Takealot is embracing sustainability and cost-efficiency by transitioning to battery-electric trucks, aiming to reduce emissions and operating expenses.

The company recently introduced its first fleet of four JAC N75 EV 4-ton battery-electric trucks in Cape Town, with an additional six trucks deployed in Gauteng. This move is facilitated through Aeversa, a JAC Motors EV dealer, and AVIS, overseeing Takealot’s transport operations.

The JAC N75 EV packs a 65 kW electric motor, a 107 kWh LFP battery pack, and it can drive approximately 200 km per charge. Ampcontrol software is used to address range anxiety. It helps to achieve a daily range of over 400 km through opportunistic charging, meaning the driver uses every opportunity for a quick charge. The trucks also incorporate many safety features, including a pedestrian warning system.

The JAC N75 EV offers a payload of 4 050 kg. Its wheelbase is 3,8 m and it is 7 m long, providing sufficient space for truck bodies of approximately 5 m in length.

“As the world of sustainability continues to evolve, we will continue to evolve with it. This exciting collaboration marks an important step for us as a consciously innovative business in South Africa,” says Frederik Zietsman, CEO of Takealot.

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