- 11 April 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
Doorstep delivery firm Milk & More is set to expand its electric delivery fleet to 500 vehicles by the end of this month. According to the company it will be the largest operator of electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK when it rolls out another 160 EV milk vans by the end of May.
The new EV vans will have a range of 125 miles per charge, and when the fleet is at its new size they will do a projected 14 million miles a year, delivering milk and groceries to customers around the UK.
According to Milk & More, the EVs will save an estimated 3.4 million litres of diesel a year. The fact that they are almost silent is another bonus, being able to make most of their deliveries by 07:00 every morning with minimal disturbance to the public.
Milk & More are careful with their sustainability. They have recently phased out single use plastic milk bottles and have also replaced the 1.75 million plastic bags they delivered with, with paper bags. The company also sells a wide variety of eco-friendly household products. Milk & More plans to 100% of its packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. Finally, it plans to increase the number of times it reuses its glass milk bottles from 25 to 30 before replacement.
Andrew Kendall, deputy CEO for Milk & More, said the company was “transforming the great British milkman into a modern, convenient delivery service which has a sustainable, environmentally friendly proposition at its heart.” “We are continually looking to reduce our environmental footprint, so customers can be assured that they are buying into a business that is fully committed to a sustainable circular economy,” he added.