Asda is dramatically expanding its potential online delivery slots by adding nearly 50 electric delivery vehicles to its fleet.
The supermarket announced it will be launching the electric vehicles from 48 stores across the UK to help meet the staggering demand for home grocery delivery amid the coronavirus lockdown.
According to Asda, these vehicles will be used to transport orders from stores to click & collect points, effectively expanding the number of potential click & collect slots from 7000 to a whopping 34,000 per week.
By utilising this new fleet, which are fully road legal and can travel up to 40 miles on one charge, Asda is also freeing up its larger delivery vans to conduct home deliveries.
“We are always looking for ways to innovate in areas where customers care, while still providing an excellent customer experience,” Asda’s senior director of operations development for online grocery Emma Ford said.
“These vehicles allow us to do this by increasing capacity for click-and-collect customers and enabling us to understand how we can better utilise electric vehicles across our fleet.”