The John Lewis Partnership is replacing its Home Services fleet with electric vehicles as part of its commitment to transition 4,000 cars, vans, and light trucks to EV by 2030.
The Partnership is being supported by EV technology specialists Flexible Power Systems (FPS), which is establishing a mixed charging solution incorporating depot, public network, and home charging.
The trial will start next month and FPS will integrate data collected into a wider electrification plan for the 350 Home Services vehicles, which provide home estimating & fitting services for John Lewis. The project follows a successful joint wireless van charging trial currently underway at Waitrose at St Katharine Dock in London.
The move follows a commitment by the Partnership to have a zero fossil-free fleet by 2030. By 2028, all of its HGVs will be running on biomethane and the delivery & home services fleet will be electrified by 2030. A fossil-free fleet will give John Lewis Partnership an 80% carbon reduction versus BAU diesel and an estimated 504,000 tonnes of CO2 saving.
By 2030, the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans in the U.K. will end and the John Lewis Partnership will have electrified all cars, vans, and light trucks, and for sectors where that is not currently possible, such as farm vehicles, HVO biodiesel will be used.