Oxwash invests in electric van as it targets net zero

Oxwash electric van

Oxwash, the award winning sustainable laundry pioneers, have recently acquired a new all electric van. Introduced in the UK last year, the eDeliver 3 is one of the first electric-only vans to be sold in the UK.

When Dr Kyle Grant, former-NASA Scientist, founded Oxwash in 2018 his aim was to disrupt the laundry industry by creating a convenient service for businesses and homes that doesn’t destroy the planet. Oxwash have made it their mission to build a service with no environmental impact and world class results.

Having just committed alongside TechZero to become a net-zero company by 2023, reducing carbon emissions are core to Oxwash’s operations. To date, they have fulfilled logistics using a fleet of zero-emissions e-cargo bikes, but as demand grows and Oxwash expands, the need for a new method of transport is expected.

With the eDelivery 3, they can now transport large amounts of textiles and garments all across Oxford and surrounding areas. It will also help towards serving corporate clients such as the prestigious hotel The Relais Henley which, following a complete refurbishment of the old Red Lion hotel, opened in the summer of 2021.

The Maxus eDeliver 3 body has been constructed using lightweight materials including aluminium and composite. With a height of 1,895mm, the high roof allows for long garments to remain upright during transition.

With a battery capacity of 52.5kWh and a top speed of 120km/hr, the van has a payload of 905kg allowing for a large number of garments, linen and more to be transported.

Currently, the van is servicing Oxford, Henley-on-Thames, and Wallingford, but are building the route out to include Didcot, Milton Park and Bicester.