Supermarket chain Tesco has added the first of an order of 151 electric Iveco eDaily vans to its fleet.

The van features a refrigerated Solomon Commercials body, able to use 15kW of e-PTO onboard power to cool perishable goods while on deliveries. A second 12V e-PTO provides low-voltage power for additional cooling from a GAH Transport Refrigeration fridge, creating a totally self-sustaining zero-emissions vehicle.

Tesco is also utilising the eDaily’s advanced connectivity features that can control the vehicle’s driving modes, remotely selecting the best for optimised performance and efficiency.

The remaining ordered vans will join the Tesco fleet towards the end of this year.

Tesco fleet manager Rob Smallwood said: “The delivery of the Iveco eDaily electric home delivery van to our Horwich store is an exciting step as we move towards a fully electric fleet across the UK by 2030.

“The extended range the eDaily offers will enable us to reach more customers in a single trip at our bigger catchments stores, and help us reach our commitment to be carbon neutral in our own operations by 2035.”

Iveco UK light business line director Mike Cutts said: “The Iveco eDaily is one of the most innovative electric vehicles in its segment, and we are delighted that Tesco continues its Iveco Daily journey with this new EV. 

“In addition to the total cost of ownership benefits eDaily affords, this fleet will also dramatically reduce delivery emissions.”