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Upgrading to Electric Vehicles for Deliveries

Upgrading to Electric Vehicles for Deliveries

None of us can ignore the fact that our environment is changing for the worse as a direct result of our actions as a species. Of course, the issue of climate change is an all-encompassing, contentious, and difficult one. At MattressNextDay, however, we feel it's essential to do what we can to minimise the environmental impact of our business.

As a result, we have recently teamed up with Ecologi to help us on our journey towards minimising our carbon footprint. In addition to the work we are doing with Ecologi, we are reviewing other parts of our business operations to see how we can further be eco-friendly. One pledge we're committed to be updating our fleet of company vehicles with brand new low-emission EVs.

Why update our fleet?

You may wonder why we'd want to go to the trouble and expense of updating to an all-new electric fleet when our old vans were perfectly reliable. It's true, they were, but they were also inefficient and contributing to the decline of our environment with every mile driven.

An electric vehicle of any description has a lower emissions rating than a petrol one, and considerably lower than diesel, as our old vans were. Deliveries form a core part of our services. After all, we can't be MattressNextDay without the ability to deliver next day reliably, can we?

Technology means that the miles we drive no longer have to be polluting, though. New electric vans will comfortably be capable of making our necessary deliveries, without the consistent emissions associated with them.

Are our current vans, electric?

Not yet, as we have a sizeable fleet and the cost of updating them all at once is regrettably prohibitive, but we have made a commitment to be working towards an all-electric fleet. We recently updated our fleet to newer vans, to help reduce carbon emissions that our older fleet was producing.  But in time, we hope that every vehicle MattressNextDay operates will be electric.

We're laying the groundwork now, however. This takes a number of forms. One is ensuring that we have a climate-committed workforce and that everyone at MattressNextDay, from management down, have the same goals and understanding of what we're trying to achieve.

Another thing we're doing is making sure we have the infrastructure to support the transition. That means ensuring we have appropriate numbers of electric charge points at our premises, like we do already at our main warehouse. This means vehicles can be charged overnight or when not in use, so they always have a full charge when needed.

Just one step in our ongoing journey

At MattressNextDay, we are committed to joining the fight to improve our environment in any way we can, whether it's this commitment to updating our fleet, changing our company culture to incorporate a more climate-aware workforce, or the practical promise to plant 1 million trees by 2030.

You, our valued customers, will be sharing in this journey by continuing to support us as we transition to a more environmentally-friendly operation. But it's our promise that our same great service will remain consistent throughout.

Author: Ryan Thaker

Ryan is a Marketing Executive, who joined MattressNextDay in October 2021. Having over 5 years marketing experience in higher education and recruitment, Ryan is looking to broaden his horizons and learn more about the mattress and online retail industries. He will be looking into the latest bedroom decor trends, sharing ways to sleep healthier and providing insights on products and the features they provide. If you have any questions for Ryan, please give him a call today!