Just Eat gears up for green delivery fleet across UK
Deliveroo rival Just Eat is offering a special deal to restaurants in its network that are willing to switch to electric transport. Just Eat has teamed up with Eskuta to offer a 45% discount on the price of its electric delivery scooters.
This could make a lasting impact in the growing market of food deliveries as there are 28,500 restaurants signed up for Just Eat’s online ordering service in the UK alone. The deal with Eskuta means that restaurants could save as much as 750 pounds on the electric scooters, which usually cost over 1,400 GBP. Their scooters can run for 50 miles on an eight-hour charge.
Says Just Eat’s UK managing director Graham Corfield: “With more delivery drivers on the roads than ever before, we recognise that we have a role to play in finding ways to reduce the carbon emissions that result from food delivery.” He adds: “This partnership with Esukta is another step towards tackling the impact that takeaways can have on our planet and we look forward to continuing our work with our restaurant partners and suppliers to support innovation across the industry.”
Just Eat’s effort include renewable energy deals from Make it Cheaper and Squeaky Clean Energy that are available to all of its restaurant partners. They offer discounted rates to purchase green energy to power their restaurants.
Furthermore, Just Eat announced it will stop selling all single-use plastic items. The move comes after a consumer survey found that three-quarters (74%) of people would prefer their takeaway to arrive without items such as plastic cutlery and straws. The company also is to foster R&D investment into single-use plastic alternatives and Just Eat has partnered with Skipping Rocks Lab to trial restaurant launches of edible seaweed-based sauce sachets that decompose in six weeks.
Just Eat will work with the Sustainable Restaurant Association to develop a series of resources for the company’s 28,500 restaurant partners to help them and their customers reduce plastic usage.