- 16 April 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
Sainsbury’s is testing an electric delivery van in central and east London.
The new electric delivery van has been nicknamed Evie and will deliver up to 30 orders a day. It has a realistic range of 80 miles per charge and has the same payload as a diesel vehicle.
The Sainsbury’s van is working out of the distribution centre in Bromley-by-Bow and will be charged overnight.
From May a second van will come into operation, and if this is successful it will roll out EV delivery vans across London.
Clodagh Moriarty, chief digital officer, said: “We’re always looking at how we can use the latest innovations to best serve our customers and this trial will help us explore how we can deliver Sainsbury’s groceries in a more environmentally-friendly way.”