A Co-op emission neutral plan will see two-hour ‘green’ deliveries via e-cargobikes.com to shoppers in London.
The new initiative is initially available to shoppers within 4km of the Co-op’s store on the Kings Road in Chelsea, before being rolled out to further London stores.
Co-op have announced today the emission neutral delivery service via a www.shop.coop.co.uk dedicated website. Shoppers will see groceries delivered to homes or officers within two-hours.
The technology behind the scheme is e-cargobikes, which can deliver the same amount as a conventional 3.5-tonne diesel-van over eight-hour shift whilst requiring less than 0.5% of the energy.
“This is an exciting time for the Co-op. As the leaders in convenience shopping, we want to look at different ways of bringing our award-winning products closer to shoppers, and this new service with e-cargobikes.com does exactly that.”
– Chris Conway, head of food digital, Co-op
“We are thrilled that Co-op are demonstrating environmental leadership by launching their online delivery service using e-cargobikes.com. We are reimagining grocery deliveries and exploring a more sustainable transport system – our e-cargobikes are able to deliver the same amount as a diesel-van over a shift but require only 0.5% of the energy.”
– James FitzGerald, managing director of e-cargobikes.com