A leading CBD drinks company is one of the first in the UK to invest in a new electric delivery truck.
Intune is a fast-growing producer of all-natural, CBD drinks. The East London-based company recently purchased an X-Cell compact electric truck for delivering online orders to customers in the capital. Intune’s Instagram followers have dubbed the vehicle ‘Cosmo’ following a social media poll. Along with delivering to consumers, bars, restaurants and cafes, Cosmo is also used as a pop-up bar for events, recently travelling to the Camp Bestival music festival in Dorset and Birch Community, the out-of-London retreat.
Nakita Banger, Marketing Manager at Intune, said: “Cosmo has helped us to diversify our business and show up in a fun and creative way at events, bars and venues and for our customers. We wanted an electric delivery vehicle because it is in line with our sustainability goals.
“The X-Cell is ideal for our needs, plus it also looks really distinctive and works as a mobile billboard for our business. Cosmo turns a lot of heads wherever we go, which is great for building brand awareness. It is very simple to use and to charge up, and we easily get a day’s deliveries done on a single charge.”
CBD – short for cannabidiol – is a cannabis plant extract that is believed to help regulate our sleep, our immune responses, and how we feel pain. The Intune range includes soft drinks and mixers.
The X-Cell is designed for couriers, post and parcel delivery and last mile logistics applications. It is available in three different versions, which have top speeds of up to 50mph with a range of up to 120 miles and can carry a 500kg payload. Multiple cargo bed configuration are available. Intune opted for a bespoke box body, which easily converts into a mobile bar for events.
Intune purchased the X-Cell from ePowerTrucks, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of commercial electric vehicles.
Jamie Radcliffe, Sales Director South for ePowerTrucks, said: “Intune is a really forward-thinking and innovative company. They recognise the sustainability and cost benefits of operating an electric delivery vehicle, particularly in London. We are delighted that Cosmo has proved such a hit with the company and its clients; and look forward to following its adventures on social media.”
Intune will be taking Cosmo to a range of outdoor events and festivals this summer, including the Alfresco Festival in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and the Wildwood Disco near Linton, Cambridgeshire.