Warburtons is using a new electric-powered truck to make greener and quieter deliveries across central London.
The ‘Zeroed’ all-electric vehicle has a range of around 80 miles before it needs to be recharged, and will be based at Warburtons’ Enfield bakery in north London.
Mark Sutcliffe, group transport manager, said: “As everything is run by battery, the truck produces zero emissions and hardly makes a sound. It has also been designed to make maximum use of the available stored electricity and the motor system is around twice as energy-efficient as an equivalent diesel engine.”
The truck, which has a 95 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery pack underneath the body, uses a fully insulated design, which will help keep the temperature stable during delivery runs. It also incorporates a number of features to help reduce noise levels when unloading.