In partnership with e-cargobikes.com, Sainsbury’s—one of the largest supermarket chains in the UK—is launching a sustainable delivery service. From its South London store, the supermarket will be sending out zero-emission eBikes to deliver up to 100 orders per day.
When an online grocery order is placed, Sainsbury’s will be using a routing software to determine if it will be advantageous to use the new green bikes, as they have the potential to avoid rush hour traffic via cyclist lanes and boast the ability to be parked closer to a customer's home than most delivery vans.
Sainsbury’s sees the implementation of this sustainable delivery service as a way to "explore whether there might be a more flexible way to deliver Sainsbury’s groceries to those who live in busy cities." If the trial proves to be successful, the retailer plans to implement the solution beyond South London and across the UK.