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Evri spends $24M on UK’s largest pedal-powered delivery fleet

Evri spends $24M on UK's largest pedal-powered delivery fleet
Evri spends $24M on UK's largest pedal-powered delivery fleet

Evri, the UK’s largest parcel delivery company, has announced a $24 million (£19 million) investment to speed up the use of electric cargo bikes for deliveries, aiming to reduce emissions.

This investment will make Evri’s fleet of e-cargo bikes the largest in the UK. The company plans to expand its e-cargo bike fleet from 33 to 99 and its electric vehicles (EVs) from 168 to 270 within the next year. 

Delivery fleet 

Over the next decade, Evri aims to grow its e-cargo bike fleet to 3,000 as part of its goal to reduce carbon emissions and become a net-zero company by 2035.

Evri has set up a special team called the “final-mile electrification taskforce.” This team will lead efforts to find new solutions, create partnerships, and develop strategies to make last-mile deliveries zero-emission.

Martijn De Lange, CEO at Evri says: “Pedal power will rev up our efforts to reimagine parcel deliveries in the UK as we aim to become the biggest operator of e-cargo bikes in the sector. We achieved a 9% decrease in carbon emissions since last year.” 

De Lange adds the investment will lay the groundwork for Evri to dial up on its ambition to become the UK’s most sustainable parcel carrier.

Evri enhances sustainability efforts 

What steps is Evri taking to enhance its sustainability efforts and reduce its carbon footprint in its delivery operations?

  • Evri plans to replace diesel vehicles on its ParcelShop and small-medium enterprise collection routes.
  • 148 electric vehicles (EVs) will be added to the fleet before the busy Christmas period this year.
  • An additional 122 EVs will join the fleet in spring 2025.
  • This will result in electric vans making up over half of its ParcelShop drop-offs and collections.
  • To support these EVs, Evri will invest over £1 million in expanding its EV charging infrastructure across its depot network and hubs.

This will be supported by the large expansion of its ‘out of home’ (OOH) network. Evri’s OOH network is currently the largest in the UK, with over 15,000 locations, including Tesco Express stores and Post Office branches.

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Photo Credit: Evri

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