Tesco delivery fleet to be fully electric by 2028

Tesco delivery fleet to be fully electric by 2028

Tesco is aiming to go fully electrified through its delivery fleet by 2028 as part of a goal to reach ‘net zero’ by 2035.

The supermarket operates over 5,000 vehicles on its Tesco.com fleet and deployed 30 electric delivery vans in Greater London.

To support the ongoing popularity of electric vehicles (EVs), Tesco have future plans to roll out 2,400 charging points across 600 stores for customers to use, 400 stores are already due to be fitted with the chargers by the end of 2020.

 Tesco will have boosted the UK’s electric charging network by 14%, by the time the programme has come to an end. 

It established its electric ambitions once joined coalition companies calling on the Government to bring a ban on the sales of new petrol, diesel cars and vans to 2030 from 2040. A decision was soon due on when the sale of new petrol and diesel cars, vans and hybrids, will be ended.

To help bring forward its ambition, which is 15 years earlier than planned, Tesco aims to become net zero by 2035 in the UK. They also plan to launch a new partnership with renewable energy investor, Low Carbon, that will see the production of three new solar farms in the UK.

“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.” (Jason Tarry,2020)

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