Ocado (cropped)

Electric vehicle supplier and manufacturer Bedeo has announced a new deal to provide refrigerated vans to Ocado.

Building on an inital order of 15 in 2019, this latest deal will see the number of Bedeo EVs in Ocado's fleet rise to 32 by the end of 2021.

Operating from the Park Royal depot, the vehicles, with distinctive blueberry fruit panels, deliver groceries into west and south west London.

Bedeo founder and chief executive Osman Boyner said: "We expect to see an acceleration in the adoption of commercial electric vehicles in the coming years. Ocado is a clear leader in its field and we are partnering alongside them as they tackle the crucial target of carbon footprint reduction. Not only does our technology offer an immediate and direct solution to improving the air quality of our cities, it also allows our customers to make reductions to their last mile delivery costs. The adoption of our technology should therefore accelerate – this is how we will make a meaningful move towards a zero-emission environment.”