From next year, popular UK retailers John Lewis and Waitrose will begin to integrate electric vehicles into their delivery and supply chain. Food deliveries by Waitrose and small John Lewis orders will be transported by electric vans which are also able to carry a larger load than the current diesel vans used by the retailers. John Lewis’ manager of central transport has said “Our electric vans are an ideal solution for home deliveries; the innovative design means they’re more efficient, but also respectful to the environment and the growing number of neighbourhoods in which we deliver.”
In November last year, J&P reported that John Lewis will switch their delivery truck fuel to cow fertilizer by 2021. With this initiative and the new introduction of the electric delivery vehicles, John Lewis and Waitrose will be one step closer to achieving their goal of saving 20,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.