11 November 2021
The Weekly
South Africa

Woolworths has launched a new trial that will see the group use electric panel vans as part of its online delivery fleet in South Africa. The group is running the trial in collaboration with renewable vehicle company Everlectric and logistics company DSV. This trial would be the first of its kind in the South African retail space. To power the vans, they will source electricity from renewable and sustainable sources, including rooftop solar PV installations. Woolworths has offered an online delivery service for several years but launched its same-day delivery service – Woolies Dash – in December 2020.  Woolies Dash acts as a direct competitor to the popular Checkers Sixy60 service and Pick n Pay’s ASAP service, which also offer same-day delivery.