Online food delivery company Just Eat has announced that its UK corporate fleet will switch to fully electric vehicles by 2025, with the first 12 already purchased and on the road.
The firm’s sales team liaises with more than 68,000 restaurants and grocery stores in the UK and is changing its fleet of 175 diesel vehicles to EVs in a bid to reduce emissions.
Its new EV fleet will consist of Cupra Born and Volkswagen ID vehicles, due to having a range of more than 260 miles.
The initiative is part of a global plan to transition 100% of its corporate and sales car fleet to EVs by 2030, which contributes to the company’s net-zero target for its direct operations.
In 2020, Just Eat confirmed that it would change its ‘gig’ business model for couriers.
Staff had previously been self-employed, but will now have guaranteed access to benefits such as sick pay and pension contributions, as well as lower-emission vehicles.
Just Eat’s first big move into the EV market was in 2018, when it launched a discount scheme for restaurant partners looking to switch to e-mopeds and renewable energy.
Earlier this year, Just Eat also revealed it was adding traffic light labels to dishes from five of its partner restaurants in Brighton, communicating their carbon footprint to customers.
Leigh Phillipson, UK sales director at Just Eat said, “Our sales team is committed to providing services to restaurant partners up and down the UK and by replacing all our vehicles with electric vehicles, we are further reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting our environment for future generations.”