Milk & More has expanded its EV fleet with 200 new StreetScooter electric vans.
The milk delivery service has invested £6.5 million in the new vehicles, which will be used to replace existing diesel models on the fleet.
More than a third of the Milk & More fleet is now electric, as the company already has 200 electirc milk floats.
Milk & More is also the first UK company to operate the StreetScooter EV van, which is currently only used in Germany by Deutsche Post.
The StreetScooter EV Van has a 905kg payload and an eight-metre cube box, enabling Milk & More to carry 860 pints of milk at a time. The new floats have zero emissions and a range of up to 75 miles.
Milk & More has seen a 90% reduction in operational fuel costs, versus the outgoing diesel vehicles.
Patrick Müller, CEO of Milk & More, said: “Our customers are at the heart of every decision we take and that includes our investment in the StreetScooter milk floats. As a business, we are committed to making this great British tradition relevant to 21st century consumers and therefore the delivery vehicles we use must also meet those needs.
“The new StreetScooters are our most environmentally friendly milk floats yet and are a fundamental part of a wider business strategy to provide a trusted home delivery service that connects customers with a wide range of high quality, locally sourced products. We are already seeing the results of this strategy with a significant increase of 40,000 new online customers since January 2018, 90% of whom are ordering milk in our iconic one-pint glass bottles. We deliver 100 million of these glass bottles every year, and each is reused on average 25 times.”