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Via Varejo to include electric vehicles in its logistics fleet to serve São Paulo as of April

The company aims to reduce carbon emissions by 2025. Via Varejo expects to double the fleet of electric vehicles in the coming months

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  • Via Varejo will reinforce its logistics fleet with ten electric vehicles and it plans to double this number in the coming months;
  • The company aims to reduce carbon emissions by 2025;
  • Via Varejos’s VP of operations stated that the company have incorporated ESG-focused practices and it is in constant studies for the adoption of more sustainable logistics modals.

Brazilian retailer Via Varejo will have ten electric vehicles to serve the city of São Paulo starting in April, a number that should double in the coming months, according to a statement from the owner of Casas Bahia and Ponto Frio brands on Monday.

The vehicles have a capacity of 720kg of load and 300 km of autonomy, according to the home appliances and electronics retailer, which aims to reduce carbon emissions generated by the company by 2025.

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“As of this year, we have incorporated ESG-focused practices into our business strategy and we continue with constant studies for the adoption of more sustainable formats in our logistics modals,” said in a note the company’s VP of Operations, Sérgio Leme.

Translated by LABS