MHC Mobility Hungary partners with Tesco, supporting the retailer in its switch to electric delivery vans
The partnership makes the British retailer one of the first organisations in Hungary to operate with solely electric delivery vans.
MHC Mobility Hungary has provided a fleet of tailored electric delivery vehicles to its partner of four years, Tesco, a British multinational retailer. The fleet of Mercedes eSprinter vans will help Tesco in its decarbonisation efforts ahead of Hungary’s 2050 net-zero targets, as well as providing economic benefits to the retailer.
Following close consultation with the customer, MHC Mobility worked with Tesco, to discover that the long-term leasing of electric vehicles is also the most economically viable option. Not only are electric vehicles cheaper to run than those reliant on fossil fuels, but the service and maintenance costs are often lower, with fewer components to replace than vehicles with internal combustion engines.
By reducing the company’s carbon emissions whilst also providing an economically viable option, we were able to ensure the greenest option was also the most sustainable business decision too.Zsolt Halmos, Vans & Trucks Sales Manager at MHC Mobility Hungary
MHC Mobility specifically designed the vans to meet Tesco’s requirements. This included incorporating a battery-powered all-electric refrigerator unit and ensuring this unit and the vehicle battery have the same range, so each vehicle’s cooling capacity can last between charges. The eSprinter model was also selected due to its average distance per charge of between 100 and 120km when loaded, far enough for a full day of deliveries.
Zsolt Halmos, Vans & Trucks Sales Manager at MHC Mobility Hungary, said:
“Food delivery vehicles in the FMCG sector can be a complex area of full-service leasing, with tailored specifications often required for each customer. However, it’s essential that MHC Mobility help our customers transition to electric, particularly now that more consumers are switching to home delivery post-pandemic. Our two decades of experience working in this sector put us in a strong position to support Tesco, and we’re delighted to continue our partnership, helping in their transition to an environmentally friendly alternative. By reducing the company’s carbon emissions whilst also providing an economically viable option, we were able to ensure the greenest option was also the most sustainable business decision too”.