Who Gives A Crap, the eco-friendly toilet paper company, is set to revolutionise the delivery industry with the introduction of electric vans for customer deliveries. The first ever EV TP fleet aims to create a significant impact, inspiring an energy transition and making doing good super easy for everyone who wipes.
Starting from June, Who Gives A Crap will embark on a six-month trial, utilising two custom-wrapped electric vans to deliver their eco-friendly toilet paper, made from 100% recycled paper or bamboo, in metropolitan areas of Melbourne and Sydney. The ‘Mr. Wipee’ vans will bring some colour and cheekiness into the streets, creating a sense of relevance and connection to the sustainable mission. The brand is known for bringing some light to a heavy topic, encouraging people to stop wiping with trees, while helping to build toilets for billions of people.
The LDV eDeliver 9, the chosen electric van for this trial, boasts an impressive range of up to 200 kilometres on a full charge, with a remarkable payload capacity of 1410 kilograms. Equipped with rapid DC fast charging capabilities, the van can charge from 0% to 100% in just over an hour.
Simon Griffiths, Who Gives A Crap’s Co-Founder and CEO, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “Electric vehicles are starting to reshape the future of delivery worldwide, so we’re incredibly excited to be pioneering this transition with our electric vans in Australia. We take great pride in our commitment to making the energy transition not only beneficial for us but also for our customers, the planet, and the dedicated delivery professionals who drive our fleet. This initiative is just one of our emissions reduction activities. We’re about to launch Australia’s first statement solar panels and are investigating end of life battery solutions to tie it all together.”
Collaborating closely with transport partner ANC Delivers, Who Gives A Crap is eager to test and trial innovative methods that bring them closer to their goal of providing zero-emission deliveries for all their customers. The strategic partnership with ANC Delivers demonstrates their shared commitment to meeting and surpassing evolving consumer needs.
Mo Abbas, Group Executive Strategy & Marketing for ANC Delivers, emphasised their proactive approach, stating, “At ANC, we have always been committed to taking action rather than waiting for incentives to increase the viability of greener fleet solutions. We understand that the energy transition presents challenges, with costs exceeding those of traditional combustion-fuelled vehicles and incentives primarily favouring passenger vehicles. Nevertheless, our bias is towards action, and we are thrilled to join forces with Who Gives A Crap to test innovative approaches that accelerate the energy transition.”
This electrification initiative by Who Gives A Crap and ANC Delivers represents a significant milestone in the delivery industry, marking a notable step towards a greener future. By spearheading this trial, Who Gives A Crap and ANC aim to inspire other companies to embrace sustainable practices, ultimately contributing to a cleaner and more environmentally friendly world.