Sainsbury’s tests electric delivery van

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.”

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