Technology company Bedeo has extended its partnership with online grocery retailer Ocado, installing its proprietary solution into a further 17 electric refrigerated delivery vehicles.
Ocado first released 15 fully electric vans powered by Bedeo in 2019, further vehicles will go into service during the course of this year. Bedeo’s technology will now feature in 32 of Ocado’s electric vans.
Operating from a Park Royal Depot the emission-free vehicles, featuring blueberry fruit panels, deliver groceries every day into West and South West London.
Bedeo said its work with Ocado is a material milestone for a new generation of vehicles on the road, the partnership aims to assist Ocado transition to sustainable last-mile deliveries.
Osman Boyner, Bedeo’s founder and CEO, said: “We expect to see an acceleration in the adoption of commercial electric vehicles in the coming years. Ocado is a clear leader in its field and we are partnering alongside them as they tackle the crucial target of carbon footprint reduction.
“Not only does our technology offer an immediate and direct solution to improving the air quality of our cities, it also allows our customers to make reductions to their last mile delivery costs. The adoption of our technology should therefore accelerate – this is how we will make a meaningful move towards a zero-emission environment.”