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Walmart Will Use Smorgasbord of Fuels to Cut Emissions From Its Trucks

  • Retailer will try electric, hydrogen, ‘renewable’ natural gas
  • Company has pledged to zero out direct emissions by 2040

Walmart Inc. will use natural gas, hydrogen and electricity to power its trucks as the world’s largest retailer seeks to honor a pledge to achieve zero greenhouse-gas emissions by 2040. 

The strategy is to develop “the right recipe” of alternatives for its big rigs by testing an array of technologies, Fernando Cortes, Walmart’s senior vice president of transportation, said in a statement Wednesday. What they have in common is the goal of cutting diesel consumption.