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Tesco plans new London electric delivery fleet

Tesco has announced plans to roll out a fully electric home delivery fleet by 2028 as part of wider carbon reduction initiatives to reach net zero carbon by 2035.

There are currently 30 fully electric home delivery vehicles operating in London.

The supermarket chain announced a partnership with Low Carbon to assist in their environmentally friendly endeavours, which include stores being fitted with solar panels.

Jason Tarry, Tesco UK and ROI CEO said: “In 12 months’ time, the UK will host the most critical climate change summit of the decade, known as COP26. At Tesco we want to play our part. 

“That’s why we’ve brought forward our ambition to reach net zero in our UK operations by 15 years and made a series of new commitments to help us achieve that target, including reaching a new milestone today in our journey to using 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030.”

Roy Bedlow, chief executive and founder of Low Carbon, said: “Renewable energy generation at scale is central to Low Carbon’s business model and is a critical element in the fight against climate change. 

“Partnering with forward thinking companies like Tesco will help speed the adoption of renewable energy at scale on the path to achieving a truly low-carbon economy.”

 

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