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Tesco launches 500th electric van in bid to deliver net zero targets by 2035


The UK’s leading retailer remains on course to reach its ambitious net zero targets by 2035 and recently rolled out its 500th electric delivery van in line with these ambitions.

The latest acquisition will become part of the supermarket’s first fully electric fleet at the Sheffield Extra store which runs 14 home delivery vans and makes approximately 2,500 deliveries per week. 

Since Tesco introduced its first EV home delivery van in 2020 in Greater London, the electric vehicles (powered by clean, green energy) have replaced 15 million diesel delivery miles, with 7,500 tonnes of carbon emissions saved. 

More than 30 Tesco stores and centres are now operating fully electric home delivery vans across the UK, helping improve air quality in urban areas and reducing emissions. 

Decarbonisation Minister Jesse Norman said: “Electric vehicles are a key part of the UK's move to a green growth economy. It is great to see businesses like Tesco embrace this technology to help make supermarket deliveries more sustainable. 

“For its part, the Government has supported over 40,000 electric vans and HGVs across the UK through the Plug-in Van Grant, supporting businesses and individuals to decarbonise.” 

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Published On: 24/08/2023 13:00:00

 

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