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Tesco slashes vehicle emissions for home shopping fleet

Tesco has cut emissions from its home delivery service by more than 7,000 metric tonnes in just one year thanks to the introduction of driver behaviour technology.

Tesco is to save 7,346 tonnes of CO2 across the UK and ROI within a year of deploying the Lightfoot system

The supermarket giant deployed the Lightfoot system across its fleet of delivery vehicles just under a year ago to proactively manage emissions as demand for its home delivery services soared during the pandemic.

Figures already show it will see a saving of 7,346 tonnes of CO2 across the UK and ROI.

It is predicted that the fleet will achieve even greater savings year-on-year as more Tesco drivers engage with the tech.

At the end of each journey, a ‘Lightfoot Score’ is given and can be seen by the driver on a smartphone app – drivers can use this to monitor their progress, enter leagues and compete with their colleagues. Anyone who reaches ‘Elite Driver’ status with a Lightfoot Score of 85% or higher can enter themselves for free into the Lightfoot Drivers’ Lottery, giving them a chance of winning weekly cash prizes.

The Lightfoot solution enhances Tesco’s existing driver efficiency and safety programme for its home shopping fleet, which includes in-vehicle cameras and driver trainers.

Matt Rhind, distribution and fulfilment transport director for Tesco, said: “At Tesco we’re committed to reducing our environmental impact across our operations, from energy and waste, to food production and distribution. We make 15,000 delivery journeys every day. The Lightfoot app gives every one of our home delivery drivers real-time feedback on their driving style so they can make immediate improvements and reduce their emissions on every trip they make.”


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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.

Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.

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