Wine retailer Majestic has announced it is taking delivery of 35 new Citroën ë-Berlingo and ë-Dispatch electric vans by next March.
According to Majestic, those 35 vehicles alone will strip out more than 700,000 diesel-powered road miles every year, reducing Majestic’s CO2 emissions by up to 170,000 kg.
The number is more than double the amount eLCVs the firm had previously hoped to acquire in 2023/24, as it aims to make its entire fleet of 216 vans electric by 2030.
Majestic’s vans play a crucial role in delivering orders for its online customers and its growing B2B portfolio of more than 3,000 on-trade venues across the UK.
Each of Majestic’s 207 stores has its own dedicated delivery van, with 60% of all orders placed through its website now dispatched from its network of shops.
John Colley, Majestic CEO said “As a business, we are determined to grow in an environmentally responsible manner and the transformation of our fleet to fully electric vehicles will slash our carbon emissions by more than 1.2 million kilograms every year.
“We are committed to driving positive change for our customers, colleagues and the planet. Removing all diesel vans from our fleet by 2030 – ahead of the Government’s delayed ban on the sale of new diesel vehicles – is a key part of that plan.
“We can only do that with the right infrastructure of electric vehicle chargers in place across the UK, and with cooperation from our landlords to help us to install charging points across our portfolio of stores.”