Logistics Giant Sparks $45M Electric Delivery Revolution

ANC, a top last-mile delivery partner, is leading a groundbreaking $45.5 million initiative to support owner drivers in transitioning to electric vehicles. The initiative, known as Project Spark, aims to overcome barriers in electrifying the truck owner-driver segment by offering discounted leasing options and improved charging infrastructure, supported by a $12.8 million grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). ANC plays a crucial role in facilitating last-mile deliveries for prominent Australian retail brands such as IKEA, JB HiFi, Bunnings, and more, leveraging a network of contracted owner-drivers.


ANC’s Project Spark, with funding from ARENA, aims to introduce electric trucks and vans to Australian roads by providing owner drivers with affordable leasing options and enhanced charging infrastructure. The initiative seeks to accelerate the adoption of electric delivery vehicles, with potential benefits for both the environment and the logistics industry. Project Spark is a collaborative effort involving key partners such as CarBon and Origin Energy to deliver innovative charging solutions for owner-drivers.

Why does it matter?

By investing in electric vehicle technology for last-mile deliveries, ANC is not only reducing carbon emissions but also setting a new standard for sustainable logistics practices in Australia. The project’s focus on lowering the total cost of ownership for electric trucks can inspire other industry players to embrace clean energy solutions and contribute to a greener future. With the potential for 112 last-mile delivery battery electric vehicles (BEVs) to hit Australian roads soon, Project Spark is a significant step towards electrifying the transport sector.

How is it going to shape the future?

Project Spark’s innovative approach to electrifying last-mile deliveries is poised to revolutionize the logistics industry in Australia. By showcasing the viability of battery electric trucks for last-mile operations, the initiative paves the way for a wider transition from internal combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles. With the support of government grants and strategic collaborations, ANC’s Project Spark demonstrates the feasibility and benefits of sustainable transportation solutions, aligning with global efforts to combat climate change and promote cleaner air quality.