Tesco has launched Modec battery-powered zero-emission home delivery vans in its fleet in Northern Ireland.
|A Tesco Modec delivery van. Click to enlarge.|
The vans were introduced last year into the Tesco Shrewsbury (UK) fleet as part of a pilot scheme to assess their suitability for home delivery use and the feedback was very positive.
Each Modec is equipped with a custom-built refrigerated body, has the same carrying capacity as a standard Tesco.com van, covers a range of more than 100 miles and is governed at a maximum speed of 50 mph.
We listened to our customers when they told us they are becoming more concerned about the environment. By introducing the new Modec delivery van, we aim to reduce the level of CO2 emission, thus helping to contribute to a low-carbon society.
Not only are the new vans carbon neutral and pollution free they are also very quiet—a double benefit for urban environments. The introduction of the Modec vans is the next step in our commitment to reducing energy consumption.—Maxine Thelwell, Tesco NI.com manager