Milk & More, the country’s largest grocery and milk doorstep delivery service, has partnered with Elmtronics, an independent supplier and installer of EV charging equipment, to supply 80 dual smart charging stations for its fleet of all-electric LDV EV80 vans.
According to Milk & More, its electric fleet will travel over 14 million miles a year, saving 3.4 million litres of diesel annually. Noise reduction is also a key customer benefit as many deliveries are early in the morning.
Large electric vehicle projects
Marc Ling, development manager at Milk & More, said: “We chose to work with Elmtronics as from the initial discussions there was a clear understanding from Elmtronics of the direction of the Milk & More business and our fleet strategy in terms of the large electric vehicle projects we are undertaking.
“Our Partnership is built on strong communication and a collaborative approach across all aspects with a very good face to face relationship with excellent support and advice throughout the process.”
Dan Martin, CEO at Elmtronics, said: “Working with Milk & More is such an exciting project for us. They are absolutely committed to reducing emissions where they can, and the electric fleet suits the needs of the customers and the business perfectly.
“The Dual Smart Charging Stations we have installed are 7kW Dual Eve units and the charging stations will all be connected to the Hubsta Network – an intelligent network that connects to over 55,000 charge points worldwide.”
In July this year Milk & More announced the expansion of its fleet of electric vehicles to more than 500, with the addition of 159 new LDV EV80 models.
Speaking at the time, Andrew Kendall, deputy CEO for Milk & More, said: “We are proud to have one of the largest fleets of electric vehicles in the country. Our new LDV electric vehicles represent our commitment to transforming the great British milkman into a modern, convenient delivery service which has a sustainable, environmentally friendly proposition at its heart.”
The EV80 provides a 120-mile maximum range on a single charge and can be fully charged in less than 90 minutes.
Last year, Milk & More invested £6.5 million in 200 new StreetScooter electric vehicles.