Innovative smart bus platform, Zeelo, has launched the UK’s first fully electric commuter bus service with online retailer Ocado.
Zeelo provides smart bus services for 110 companies and schools around the world, transporting around 5,000 people a day, in the process saving more than 7,000 tonnes of CO2 annually. The company aims to transition all of its services into fully electric programmes by 2030.
The electric vehicle programme provides a full 360° analysis of the possibilities of businesses providing a fully electric commuting service, including site surveying, charging infrastructure options, routing analysis and vehicle suitability.
This new service – which launched on 29th November – transports employees to and from Ocado Group and Ocado Retail’s head office locations in Hatfield, UK, from nearby towns including St Albans and Welwyn Garden City.
By providing an all-electric bus programme, Zeelo and Ocado hope to save 16 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually while also offering another valuable transportation link to the office for staff who are living in areas that may be underserved by public transport
“Ocado is committed to being the UK’s most sustainable grocer,” commented Mark Potter, Head of Building Services at Ocado Group. “This starts at our head office where we encourage employees to swap their car for a sustainable alternative. The introduction of the electric bus service with Zeelo allows our employees to benefit from a net-zero commuting option.”
“We’re delighted to be partnering with Ocado and introducing our first electric service to the UK market,” added Sam Ryan, CEO of Zeelo. “This is the start of a decade-long journey for us in our goal to operate a fully electric fleet by 2030. Ocado is the perfect partner for our first deployment as we share the same tremendous passion for sustainability.”