Tesco is furthering its commitment to go carbon-neutral by 2035 with a fleet of 30 LDV EV80 vans in Greater London.
The fully liveried vans are being put to use for Tesco’s home delivery service in the capital ahead of its plans for the UK-wide fleet to go green; the supermarket giant has said within the last week that its fleet for home deliveries will be fully electric by 2028.
Supporting its ambitions, the new EV80 chassis cab vans feature a 56kw battery, enabling them to offer a 120-mile range on a single charge. Using a 30kW rapid DC charger gives a full charge in less than 90 minutes.
The vehicles, which come with a five-year roadside and maintenance package as standard, have also been kitted out with Thermo King electric fridges to enable them to deliver chilled produce in perfect condition.
Mark Barrett, general manager of Harris Automotives, the Dublin-based importer for the LDV and SAIC/Maxus ranges, said: “It’s great to be part of Tesco’s greener motoring journey and it’s fantastic to see the EV80 decked out in Tesco livery. With a new fleet of EV80s at Tesco’s disposal, customers can lower their carbon footprint while enjoying the convenience of home delivery.
“Our electric vehicles are easily customised, making them the right fit for any business looking to improve their environmental credentials. Our range of EV vehicles offer exceptional battery range, modern specifications and are accessible to businesses big or small through our affordable commercial options.”