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Bensons for Beds trials electric delivery vans

Bensons for Beds is to start making deliveries with all-electric vehicles as it works towards becoming a net zero emissions retailer by 2040. From 10 December,… View Article

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Bensons for Beds trials electric delivery vans

Bensons for Beds is to start making deliveries with all-electric vehicles as it works towards becoming a net zero emissions retailer by 2040.

From 10 December, the retailer will begin using a new e-van to deliver its Rollo by Slumberland mattress as part of a trial in London, Kent, Cambridge, Essex and Milton Keynes.

For customers in the rest of the country, Bensons is offering a 10% discount on the price of a Rollo for people who collect their purchase from their local store in a hybrid or electric car.

The first e-van will be based at Bensons’ Dagenham distribution centre. If the pilot is successful, the retailer will look to roll the vehicle out across its logistics network and 200-strong fleet.

Bensons for Beds chief operating officer Joe Wykes said: “This is another landmark on the route to Bensons becoming a net zero retailer. The pilot scheme will let us know how to get the best out of the e-van and deliver great service to our customers.

“While our customers are recharging their batteries on their new Rollo mattress, they can sleep easy knowing that Bensons is making a positive contribution to cutting emissions to help the planet. Our ambition is to replace our existing vehicles with an all-electric fleet covering the whole country.”

 

 

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