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Montreal company launches the first all-electric de-icing truck

Aéro Mag trucks de-icing planes. Credit: Aéro Mag

It’s considered the first of its kind in the world.

Aéro Mag, a company that has been specializing in de-icing planes, unveiled the first all-electric truck to do the job.

The all-electric truck significantly reduces the company’s carbon footprint as no diesel fuel is required in the operation.

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The company has a long history of de-icing planes with trucks serving airports in North America and Europe.

Aéro Mag has de-iced more than 500,000 aircraft worldwide since being incorporated in 1994.

The de-icing of the Air Canada plane with the all-electric truck occurred Thursday morning at the Trudeau airport.

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