GREENVILLE, S.C., June 29, 2022 — Michelin North America, Inc. is announcing a partnership with industry leader Benore Logistic Systems to begin testing on a new all-electric Class 8 delivery truck in the Upstate of South Carolina.
The month-long test, being conducted at Michelin’s plant in Sandy Springs, S.C., is designed to further validate the capabilities of electric vehicles in the last-mile-delivery industry while advancing Michelin’s environmental sustainability efforts.
“Michelin is committed to developing the latest in cutting edge technology, not only in our tires, but in everything we do,” said Karen Schwartz, VP of B2B Marketing for Michelin North America. “Electric vehicles are a ‘zero-emission’ solution, which means electromobility is a practical way to fight global warming and pollution. Developing electromobility, which is critical to advancing the energy transition, goes hand in hand with reducing oil consumption and spurring growth in renewable energies.”
Benore Logistic Systems, a leader in logistics, is also eager to further test this technology and encourages others in the industry to do the same.
“At Benore Logistic Systems, Inc., we continuously challenge the status quo. We received our first electric truck in April 2022, and we’re excited to now be testing the NIKOLA TreBEV vehicle,” said Dennis Kunz, VP of Revenue Strategy and Development at Benore. “There is a wide variety of Class 8 battery electric tractors available in the market. Luckily, we get to test the Nikola TreBEV to gather more industry-specific knowledge.”
Nikola Corporation's truck portfolio strives to add value to delivery fleets by increasing their efficiency and lowering their environmental footprint.
“The entire Benore team is honored to spearhead this test with our friends at Michelin,” said Kunz. “It is our goal to jointly learn more about this tractor and further develop our sustainability strategies.”
About Michelin North America, Inc.
Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide a variety of industries—from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 22,500 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com)
About Benore Logistic Systems, Inc.
Benore Logistic Systems, Inc. was founded in 1994 and continues to be led by Jeffery Benore, CEO and President, and Joan Benore, Vice President. Benore offers integrated solutions customized to meet individual needs of customers through optimized supply chain, transportation, warehousing, and on-site services. Almost three decades later, the devotion to quality and attention to service has allowed Benore to grow with operations throughout the United States, while continuing to be both family-owned and operated.
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B2B Public Relations Manager
Michelin North America, Inc.
Benore Logistic Systems, Inc.
VP, Revenue Strategy and Operations Development