Asda expands electric vehicle delivery fleet

Asda has added nearly 50 electric delivery vehicles to its fleet as a response to demand for online delivery slots during the Coronavirus lockdown.

The supermarket chain announced it will designate the electric vehicles to 48 stores across the UK to transport orders from stores to Click and Collect points, effectively expanding the number of potential slots from 7,000 to 34,000 per week.

Emma Ford, senior director of operations development for online grocery at Asda, explained: “We are always looking for ways to innovate in areas where customers care, while still providing an excellent customer experience.

“These vehicles allow us to do this by increasing capacity for Click and Collect customers and enabling us to understand how we can better utilise electric vehicles across our fleet.”

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