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Tesco accelerates zero carbon push with electric vehicles

Tesco is accelerating its move to net zero carbon emissions by introducing electric vehicles to its delivery fleet and sourcing renewable energy.

The supermarket chain is introducing 30 electric vans in Greater London this month. It aims to have a fully electric fleet for home delivery by 2028.

Tesco is also introducing a range of solar power initiative across its network. This includes three solar farms in Essex, Anglesey and Oxfordshire, generating up to 130GWh of energy per year.

The company will also add solar panels to its stores, with 60 already fitted.

The announcements come as Tesco brings forward its goal to hit net zero from the 2050 target it set in 2009.

Jason Tarry, Tesco UK and ROI CEO said: “In 12 months’ time, the UK will host the most critical climate change summit of the decade, known as COP26. At Tesco we want to play our part.

“That’s why we’ve brought forward our ambition to reach net zero in our UK operations by 15 years and made a series of new commitments to help us achieve that target, including reaching a new milestone today in our journey to using 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030.”

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