Tesco adds first Iveco eDaily to its fleet

British supermarket chain Tesco wants to deploy a total of 151 all-electric Iveco eDaily. The first vehicle is now making customer deliveries.

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The delivery van joins the Horwich fleet and is fitted with two batteries. The eDaily can be fast-charged with up to 80 kW, adding 62 miles (about 100 kilometres) of range in about 30 minutes. However, the eDaily will mainly be charged using local AC infrastructure at Tesco stores. Tesco offers 2,700 charging bays spread across its 619 store locations in the UK.

As mentioned, the eDaily is the first 151 all-electric Ivecos to join Tesco’s fleet. The remaining 150 EVs will be deployed towards the end of the year. They, too, will have the two-battery set-up.

The British supermarket chain wants to have a fully electric delivery fleet by 2030 and to become carbon neutral in the UK by 2035. It recently announced that it received its 500th electric van for home deliveries for the company’s Sheffield Extra store, making it the first in Yorkshire to have a fully electric fleet.

“The delivery of the Iveco eDaily electric home delivery van to our Horwich store is an exciting step as we move towards a fully electric fleet across the UK by 2030,” says Rob Smallwood, Tesco’s fleet manager. “The extended range the eDaily offers will enable us to reach more customers in a single trip at our bigger catchments stores, and help us reach our commitment to be carbon neutral in our own operations by 2035.”

In July 2021, Tesco was one of seven British companies to pledge to electrify their fleets by 2030. Tesco has notably also ensured that its stores have charging points for their customers who use electric cars. The company reportedly works with EO Charging to install corresponding infrastructure at its depots to charge its own electric vans.

fleetworld.co.uk , fleetnews.co.uk


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