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Meals provider Apetito invests £14.3m into new electric fleet

10th Jul 2024 - 06:00
Meals provider Apetito invests £14.3m into new electric fleet
As part of its ongoing commitment to reduce environmental impact and reach its net zero targets, Apetito has announced a ‘significant investment’ into reducing the carbon emissions of its distribution fleet.

The healthcare meals provider has committed to electrifying its fleet with over 200 brand-new refrigerated electric vehicles (EV) set to be rolled out this year across its consumer business Wiltshire Farm Foods and ‘transform’ customer deliveries nationwide.

The £14.3m investment is a key milestone in Apetito’s wider mission to convert 75% of its entire Wiltshire Farm Foods delivery fleet to EVs before the end of 2025, a change set to save 1,358 tonnes of CO2e per year. Some of the EVs have the unique addition of solar panels, supporting with generating their own green electricity whilst the vehicle is in motion.

Lee Sheppard, director of corporate affairs, policy and sustainability at Apetito, said: “We are extremely proud to be making this significant investment in our journey towards net zero and substantially reducing our Scope 1 emissions through moving to an EV distribution fleet in Wiltshire Farm Foods.

“Despite the challenges involved with moving refrigerated vehicles to electric, we were determined to lead the way with this initiative and drive a positive impact on our carbon emissions, whilst seeing no change in delivery experience for our Wiltshire Farm Foods customers. We believe that doing the right thing for the environment is our responsibility as a business and are proud to be investing in creating a greener future.”

Written by
Edward Waddell