Ocado deploys more BEDEO electric refrigerated vans
Ocado Retail has expanded its electric vehicle fleet further with the addition of extra refrigerated vans powered by BEDEO technology.
The online grocer initially deployed 15 BEDEO 100% electric vans in 2019 and is adding a further 17 vehicles by the end of this year.
Liveried with the Ocado logo and distinctive blueberry fruit panels, the vans operate from Ocado’s Park Royal Depot and transport groceries every day into West and South West London, providing convenient and zero-emission deliveries while supporting Ocado with its target of net zero carbon emissions by 2035.
BEDEO said the deal was a material milestone for a new generation of vehicles on the road as companies look for reliable solutions to help them switch to electric
Founder and CEO Osman Boyner commented: “We expect to see an acceleration in the adoption of commercial electric vehicles in the coming years. Ocado is a clear leader in its field and we are partnering alongside them as they tackle the crucial target of carbon footprint reduction. Not only does our technology offer an immediate and direct solution to improving the air quality of our cities, it also allows our customers to make reductions to their last-mile delivery costs. The adoption of our technology should therefore accelerate – this is how we will make a meaningful move towards a zero-emission environment.”
BEDEO, formerly known as BD Auto and Energy Ltd, manufactures and assembles its entire electrification range in-house, including powertrains, battery packs and electric vehicle conversion.
It’s recently expanded its platform to OEMs, where it acts as the electrification specialist for other brands – including for Stellantis, which has selected BEDEO as its exclusive partner to electrify its large LCV range for Vauxhall, Peugeot and Citroën brands in all European countries.