Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Sainsbury’s orders electric vans

Sainsbury’s is to convert a fifth of its online delivery fleet to electric vehicles. A trial of the battery powered “Little green van” proved so successful that the supermarket has placed a bulk order and aims to roll out the vans across the UK in the next three years.
It reckons it will saving 45 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in the first year, and delivering grocery shopping to 50,000 customers. The electric vans produce a carbon dioxide saving of 44 per cent compared to diesels.
Each van will save five tonnes of carbon dioxide a year – equal to a small household. This saving is in addition to the 780,000 customer car journeys that an average Sainsbury’s online delivery van takes off the road each year.