Ocado expands partnership with Bedeo to transition to sustainable last mile delivery

Ocado has expanded with technology company Bedeo in order to ensure its transition to sustainable last mile delivery is met.

Bedeo’s pioneering tech in electric transport has helped them supply Ocado with 100 per cent electric refrigerated vans using proprietary technology.

The distinctive vehicles currently delivers groceries in south west and west London.

Bedeo claims to bring smart, clean and green transportation solutions to communities across Europe.

“Bedeo’s advanced electric powertrains are recognized for highest efficiency and durability alongside unparalleled service offerings,” the company said.

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Market leaders including DPD, DHL and FedEx are among the companies that have chosen to use Bedeo’s technology due to its unmatched time to market speed.

Bedeo has recently showcased three electric vehicles at Freight in the City, highlighting the cutting-edge electric applications of its proven technology.

The news comes just after Ocado announced a partnership with autonomous vehicle Wayve, investing £10 million in the self-driving technology.

Wayve’s tech will be used in a 12-month long delivery trial using Ocado delivery vans on some of its busy London routes.

A human driver will be present to oversee the tests however, the two companies said.

“This is a recognition that we’re uniquely positioned to build a technology than can deliver for the last-mile delivery space as well adapt and scale globally,” Wayve chief executive Alex Kendall told Reuters.

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