South African Logistics Startup, Faithful to Nature Acquires Locally-Made Electric Delivery Cargo Vans

South African Logistics Startup, Faithful to Nature Acquires Locally-Made Electric Delivery Cargo Vans

Two electric cargo vans have been added to Faithful to Nature’s express delivery options in Cape Town as it moves closer to carbon-neutral delivery. Faithful to Nature is an online retailer of natural and sustainable items.

In collaboration with Carbon Neutral Express, it claims to be one of the first retailers in South Africa to provide these new, smaller, three-wheeled electric cargo vans.

Electric vehicles (EVs) are crucial to achieving global climate change targets. They play a significant role in mitigation strategies that keep warming far below 2C or 1.5C, which would align with the Paris Agreement’s goals.

These vehicles, made by Mellowvans, don’t produce any carbon dioxide since they run on lithium batteries rather than fossil fuels. According to t company, However, development is necessary in a world where most urban excursions are only a few kilometers long.

According to Paul Cook, CEO of Faithful to Nature, the startup is thrilled to be employing electric vehicles built in South Africa since supporting local and sustainable organizations has always been at the forefront of what we do.

“We’ve always been conscious of our deliveries’ carbon footprint, so when the opportunity arose to use electric vehicles, we were ready for it. We are excited to be using electric vehicles made in South Africa, as supporting local and sustainable organisations has always been at the forefront of what we do,” said Paul Cook.

“Not only will this reduce our carbon footprint, but it also means our customers will benefit from lower express delivery costs, which will decrease dramatically. Orders over R400 will cost only R40, and orders under R400 only R20. It’s better for our planet and our customers,” Cook added.

A look at how Faithful to Nature Will Operate

In Cape Town, express deliveries (within three hours or less) to the Southern Suburbs, City Center, and Atlantic Seaboard will be serviced by electric cargo vans. The business added that it would branch out from its Gauteng Warehouse into Johannesburg if it is successful.

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Robyn Smith founded the company in 2006 to provide customers with a stress-free shopping experience. Faithful to Nature offers toxins-free goods like Ayurvedic tongue scrapers, slurpable vegan protein smoothies, and yoga trousers manufactured from post-consumer plastic bottles. The startup is one of the leading businesses implementing a stringent ingredient policy. Every product is examined to ensure that it is as environmentally friendly and secure as its creators say.

Faithful to Nature’s latest adoption of the zero-emission vehicle from Woolworths helps its transition into a new transport infrastructure that will deliver effectively and sustainably.

The retailer Woolworths had in June announced that it would work with DSV and Everlectric to roll out electric panel vans (EVs) widely to deliver online orders in Gauteng, Cape Town, and Durban.

According to Woolworths, the Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) attest to the bearer’s ownership of one megawatt-hour renewable energy. The renewable energy generator will supply power to the grid and may sell a REC purchased by a customer, such as Everlectric, through a dependable intermediary, an audit firm, in this case, Deloitte.