Walmart announced that it plans to hire 3,000 new U.S. delivery drivers as it builds an all-electric fleet of delivery vans to expand its grocery delivery service.
Walmart’s InHome delivery service, which was launched in 2019, currently has about 100 drivers and services 6 million homes. The retailer announced on Wednesday that it plans to reach 30 million homes by the end of the year.
The service allows workers to deliver fresh groceries directly to shoppers’ homes, sometimes placing items straight into their kitchen or garage refrigerator when the receivers are not home.
Drivers are given a one-time access code to the customers’ doors or garages through a smart lock that can be provided by InHome
Walmart noted that its delivery drivers will be equipped by 100 percent electric vehicles.
“Not only does the implementation of electric vehicles (EV) support the retailer’s goal of operating a zero-emissions logistics fleet by 2040, but it is also supported by Walmart’s growing infrastructure of 1,396 EV charging stations at stores and clubs across 41 states,” Walmart said.
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