Mercadona goes electric for home deliveries

Valencia, Spain: Mercadona is using a Thermo King powered electric van for home deliveries.

Eneko Fernandez, product management leader, Thermo King, said: :”We decided to work together to create and test this combination of clean distribution and refrigeration technologies, which brings sustainable zero-emission last mile deliveries to Mercadona’s customers.”

The home delivery vehicle combines the Maxus electric truck with a Thermo King multi-temperature unit fresh, frozen and ambient products.

The vehicle carries up to seven online-orders per trip and is part of the Mercadona fleet carrying deliveries from its online sales warehouse in Valencia.

Mercadona is using a Thermo King powered electric van for home deliveries

This first fully electric refrigerated vehicle in Mercadona’s fleet entered operation in March 2019 and can access any inner city, low-emission zone and perform services in the early mornings and late at night thanks to its silent operations and zero-emission engine.

Mercadona is a Spanish-owned, family-run chain of supermarkets with 1,600 stores within the country.

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