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South African Retailer Woolworths’ New Fleet Of 41 Electric Delivery Vehicles Now On The Road


Woolworths, which is popularly known as “Woolies,” has become the first South African retailer to embark on an extensive rollout of electric panel vans to deliver its customers’ online purchases. Woolies is rolling out its vehicle electrification program for its online delivery fleet in partnership with DSV and Everlectric.
This move is part of the company’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and promoting sustainability in the retail industry. Woolworths ran a 10-month pilot program for the electric vans in 2021. After a successful pilot project, Woolworths made a commitment to electrify its fleet.
“To power the vans, electricity will be sourced as far as possible from renewable sources by utilizing DSV’s extensive solar infrastructure at their Gauteng and Cape Town facilities. Should there be any exception to renewables recharging, DSV and EVerlectric will work with an audit firm to procure Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to offset any indirect grid energy emissions,” explains Hillock.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this collaboration! Recognizing our role in the transport and logistics industry, we have raised our sustainability ambitions and committed to reaching net zero emissions across our operations by 2050. Achieving our sustainability goals cannot be realized alone. That’s why we work with customers and industry partners, like Woolworths and Everlectric, to develop solutions that benefit both our planet and our business,” adds Greg Saffy, Senior Director Operations, DSV Road Logistics DSV.

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South African Retailer Woolworths’ New Fleet Of 41 Electric Delivery Vehicles Now On The Road - CleanTechnica

Woolworths ran a 10-month pilot program for the electric vans in 2021. After a successful pilot project, Woolworths made a commitment to electrify its fleet.

https://cleantechnica.com/2023/05/12/south-african-retailer-woolworths-new-fleet-of-41-electric-delivery-vehicles-are-now-on-the-road/




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    The future of Africa!

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    • Kevin

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      Sure way to go

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      • Ann Nyambura

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        Thats good @woolies.. way to go!

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        • rosebellendiritu

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          Well doneđź‘Źđź‘Źđź‘Ź

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          • Elizabeth Gathigia

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            This amazing, @woolies that's the way to go

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            • ance Star

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              Great achievement

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              • Peter Kamau

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                Bravo @Woolies

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                • George Kariuki

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                  It's commendable to see Woolworths taking a pioneering step in the South African retail industry by implementing an extensive rollout of electric delivery vehicles.

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