June 4, 2021. Mercado Livre will expand its fleet of trucks with sustainable trailers. By the end of this year, 46 gas vehicles (biomethane and natural gas) will be incorporated into the convoy to deliver the purchases made in the market.
Eight of them will enter circulation at the end of June and will be able to deliver an average of 40,000 packages a day. By December, the number should rise to more than 230,000 orders transported in 46 sustainable vehicles.
Mercado Livre affirms that the new biomethane trucks emit less polluting gases compared to diesel, which “minimizes the environmental impact of the company’s logistics network, which has expanded at the same rate as the growth of the business throughout the country.”
The fleet will initially travel through the South and Southeast regions of Brazil, but then it should go to all corners of the country. According to Mercado Livre, for this to happen, the company “has been following the supply of this type of fuel at the stations on the main highways.”
The 46 natural gas trucks will join the 51 electric vans that have been operating in Brazil since December 2020. The objective of the firm is, therefore, to have the “greenest logistics in Latin America.”
Mercado Livre’s network currently comprises electric cars, trailers, trucks, and airplanes. The company states that 90% of deliveries are made in two days and 75% the next day, with the Fullfilment modality, present in 1,800 Brazilian cities.
“The expansion of the sustainable fleet is in line with our environment and sustainability strategy for all of Latin America. We are aware of the increase in our environmental impact. For this reason, we aim at increasingly cleaner operations and the prominence of electric and natural gas vehicles in our logistics, which reinforces our care and concern for the environment”, says Fernando Yunes, Senior Vice President of Mercado Livre in Brazil.