Just Eat to decarbonise company car fleet in the UK
Online food delivery company Just Eat plans to replace its entire corporate sales fleet in the UK with electric vehicles by 2025. The first twelve vehicles are already on the road, namely the Cupra Born and VW ID.3.
Just Eat counts 175 diesel company cars in the UK, so the sales team has some way to go for full decarbonisation. At the same time, replacing the internal fleet does not guarantee emission-free deliveries since the company is working with independent drivers, just like Uber Eats.
Still, the sales team within Just Eat will use the new electric cars to visit prospective restaurant and grocery partners and to provide ongoing support for those already on its platform. Just Eat UK currently works with 68,000 food businesses in cities such as London, Manchester and Liverpool and remote towns in Cornwall and the Scottish Highlands.
Therefore, the electric vehicles will need to offer a wide range of capabilities that can satisfy the varying demands of each area sales team, writes Just Eat. The company opted for the electric Cupra Born and Volkswagen ID.3 due to the range of over 260 miles and advanced driver technology. The vehicles will sport Just Eat branding.
Moreover, the effort to decarbonise the fleet is part of other initiatives. Globally, Just Eat plans to transition 100% of its corporate and sales car fleet to electric vehicles by 2030. Back in the UK, the company also launched other campaigns, such as Just Eat and Notpla’s ongoing partnership to provide compostable packaging to restaurants as well as a recent carbon labelling trial in partnership with My Emissions. Just Eat also conducted research with Hubbub into food waste, resulting in a trial with restaurants which gave customers the option of a smaller chip ‘waste-less’ portion size.
Just Eat (LSE: JET, AMS: TKWY) is headquartered in Amsterdam and claims 680,000 partners on its platform with operations in the United States, UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland, as well as through partnerships in Colombia and Brazil.