The vegbox delivery service Boxxfresh has merged with Zedify to launch a zero-emission e-cargo-bike delivery service across their Hampshire locale.
Boxxfresh, based on Tichfield, Hampshire, offer a 'pick your own' service on their website, with customers able to customise the food in their box and its size, plus choose delivery times and days that suit them.
With the aim of saving plenty of C02, the start-up say the Zedify bikes can carry up to 40 vegboxes on a single journey, and they say they expect switching to e-cargo deliveries will save several tonnes of CO2 emissions annually from the streets of Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester.
The company has expanded across the country since it was launched by husband and wife team Kelly and John Barfoot in 2016, and they're also planning to use e-vans to expand the low/no emission deliveries further afield.
John Barefoot told Portsmouth News: "Locally grown fresh produce is inherently healthy, so we need to find delivery solutions to keep it that way without the food miles or faff of supermarkets. The only limit to the success of the Boxxfresh e-bike delivery service will be bringing enough new customers on board and make the service efficient. We will be talking with new customers throughout local PO postcodes to win their support for our zero-emissions service with Zedify.’
The Independent recently recognised Boxxfresh as one of the top three vegbox services in the UK - they also sell fresh fruit juices and even a vegetable-based bread made out of sweet potato and a plant-based flour.