New trial sees all-electric deliveries to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Catering supplier Reynolds has stepped up its use of EV technology with a new trial involving Tottenham Hotspur FC.

The trial couples an all-electric refrigerated semi-trailer with an all-electric tractor unit. This combination of the 37T DAF cab and the Reynolds-owned urban fridge trailer made what is claimed to be the first-ever zero-emission delivery to the Premier League football club before the team’s match against Liverpool on 6 November. Further deliveries were subsequently scheduled.

The first special delivery was accompanied by the Reynolds family, in the shape of founder and MD Tony Reynolds, family brand manager Sarah Reynolds, and head of sustainabilty Nick Reynolds. They met Mark Reynolds, executive head chef at Tottenham Hotspur, who shares the same name but is not part of the Reynolds’ family.

Nick Reynolds said: ”We are proud to be trialling this new all electric DAF Tractor. With 35OkW batteries capable of recharging in about seven hours, and an anticipated range in excess of 200km, it will have the power to mobilise our proprietary, award-winning refrigerated electric urban reefer trailer, with rechargeable battery and solar panels, making it the first of its kind.

”Combining this with the 7.5T EV based at our Yate site, and two new ones being delivered in March 2023 at Waltham Cross, our growing electric fleet demonstrates our commitment to even more sustainable deliveries in the future.”