Just Eat offering discounts on electric scooters to partner restaurants
Just Eat has partnered with Eskuta to encourage the use of electric scooters for food deliveries in London by offering a 45% discount on the vehicles to its restaurant partners.
In a statement issued last week, Just Eat said: “The scooters will help reduce carbon emissions in cities across the UK and can run for approximately 50 miles on an eight hour charge. With approximately 100 million miles covered by delivery drivers in the Just Eat network in 2017, this new initiative will help reduce takeaway delivery contribution to UK emission levels.”
The scooter’s electric propulsion also make them much quieter – which can be a significant boon for night-time urban deliveries.
Just Eat claimed that the financial benefits of switching to electric will not end with the initial 45% discount – because Eskutas can also be cheaper to run. According to Just Eat: “Independent research has found that restaurants will save £743 per year for each driver using an Eskuta instead of a petrol moped.”
Just Eat already partners with Make it Cheaper to provide access to a green energy offering, via Squeaky Clean Energy, to all of its restaurant partners.