The British milk supplier Milk & More procures 159 additional electric vans. The new LDV EV80 vehicles are scheduled to go into service by the end of September and expand the company’s electric fleet to more than 500 vehicles.
The vehicles will be used to deliver milk to end customers in the morning – efficiently and quietly. “Our new LDV electric vehicles represent our commitment to transform the great British milkman into a modern, convenient delivery service that is sustainable and environmentally friendly,” said Andrew Kendall, Deputy CEO of Milk & More.
The EV80 has a range of 120 miles, the equivalent of 193 kilometres. However, this value is still measured according to the old NEDC standard, there is no WLTP range yet for the EV80. The 56 kWh battery should be fully charged again in 90 minutes – this is possible using a type 2 plug or CCS. This means that the vehicles will also meet the requirements of the Ultra Low Emission Zones. The LDV EV80 is manufactured by SAIC in China and distributed in Great Britain by the Harris Group. The smaller EV30 will also be available next year.
Last year, Milk & More procured 200 StreetScooters for a total of 6.5 million pounds. Although the vehicles are used in left-hand traffic, Milk & More has ordered left-hand drive vehicles: The reason for this is the increased safety for the driver when getting off and loading or unloading on the footpath side.