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Tesco and Duvenbeck announce sustainable fleet developments

British supermarket Tesco and German logistics company Duvenbeck are both making changes to their fleets to reduce emissions. Tesco is expanding its home delivery fleet with electric vehicles, while Duvenbeck is adopting biogas for its long-haul services.

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British supermarket Tesco is expanding its home delivery fleet in the UK with 151 new electric vehicles. The company has partnered with IVECO to deliver the eDaily electric vans, which will be progressively introduced throughout 2024.

These electric vans boast a two-battery system for extended range and rapid charging capabilities. The innovative design incorporates refrigerated compartments with electric power take-off (PTO) to maintain cool temperatures during deliveries, eliminating emissions entirely.

The eDaily also features automatic transmission for a seamless transition for drivers accustomed to Tesco’s existing diesel fleet.

Duvenbeck trucks powered by LNG (photo: Duvenbeck)

German logistics company Duvenbeck is implementing biomethane, a renewable fuel derived from organic waste, for its long-distance transport services supporting automotive supplier ZF.

This switch will encompass 40 vehicles and is expected to significantly reduce CO2 emissions by up to 8,000 tonnes annually. Biogas offers a substantial environmental benefit compared to traditional diesel fuel, with reductions of up to 90% in CO2 and nitrogen oxide emissions, and near elimination of sulphur dioxide and particulate matter.

Duvenbeck’s commitment to biomethane builds upon their previous adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles in 2019. The existing LNG infrastructure seamlessly accommodates biomethane, requiring no additional modifications.

This collaboration between Duvenbeck and ZF reinforces their shared commitment to sustainable practices throughout the supply chain. The switch to biogas directly supports ZF’s goal of achieving climate-neutral operations by 2040.