Just Eat UK unveils latest Eskuta model as part of sustainable vehicle range
Just Eat, a leading global marketplace for takeaway food delivery, has unveiled the newest Eskuta electric vehicle model, as part of its mission to reduce takeaway delivery contribution to UK emission levels.
In April, Just Eat partnered with Eskuta to encourage its restaurant partners to become more eco-friendly by launching the first model, an electric bike with a top speed of 15 mph, designed to help restaurant partners reach hungry local customers, without having a negative impact on the environment. So far, more than 200 of the Just Eat electric bikes have been bought by takeaways across the country.
The latest addition to the range is a specially designed scooter, with a top speed of 30mph and a range of up to 60 miles, enabling takeaways across the UK to expand their delivery radius and reach even more customers, without the need for petrol powered mopeds or cars.
Last year alone, approximately 100 million miles were covered by delivery drivers in the Just Eat network, so the Eskuta range forms an important part of Just Eat’s sustainability strategy and commitment to tackle carbon emissions across the UK.
In addition to a Just Eat discount when purchased, the scooters will financially benefit takeaway businesses in the long term too. Costing only 10p to charge, independent research found that restaurants save approximately £743 per year for each driver using an Eskuta vehicle instead of a petrol moped. The scooters ride almost silently, reducing noise pollution and allowing businesses to use them without impacting local communities.
Robin Clark, Business Partnerships Director at Just Eat, said: “We’re committed to driving eco-friendly behaviour across our restaurant partner network. We believe the partnership we have with Eskuta is an important step in tackling carbon emissions from takeaway food delivery, and with over 200 of the first model already sold, it’s great to see initial positive results. We’re delighted to have unveiled the latest model and look forward to continuing our work to support sustainable innovations across the industry.”
Ian O’Connor, Managing Director of Eskuta said: “We are really excited to have launched the new scooter and to continue our work with Just Eat as they encourage their restaurant partners to find alternative sustainable delivery options.”
This initiative is one aspect of Just Eat’s sustainability strategy to reduce the impact of takeaways on on the environment. Other measures include:
- Just Eat stopped selling single-use plastic in its partner shop in March 2018.
- Trialled a pre-ticked box on its app and website to encourage customers to opt out of receiving single use plastic items that they don’t need.
- Teamed up with sustainable packaging startup Skipping Rocks Lab to trial seaweed based sauce sachets with 10 restaurants across London.