Supermarket giant Tesco expects to save more than 7,000 tonnes of CO2 per year from its home delivery fleet thanks to the installation of the Lightfoot driver coaching system.
Tesco has seen a big increase in demand for home deliveries due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and is said to have turned to Lightfoot with the aim of managing its emissions output.
The expected CO2 saving is based on results seen from a three-week initial trial, and is predicted to increase further as Lightfoot technology is rolled out to more drivers.
The app-based Lightfoot system is designed to encourage drivers to drive more smoothly, safely, and efficiently, with rewards issued for better driving. It comes in addition to Tesco’s existing efficiency and safety programme, which includes in-vehicle cameras and driver trainers.
Tesco distribution and fulfilment transport director Matt Rhind said: “At Tesco we’re committed to reducing our environmental impact across our operations, from energy and waste, to food production and distribution.
“We make 15,000 delivery journeys every day. The Lightfoot app gives every one of our home delivery drivers real-time feedback on their driving style so they can make immediate improvements and reduce their emissions on every trip they make.”