Amazon has announced the launch of its first UK micromobility hub for more sustainable deliveries in Central London. Its new fleet of e-cargo bikes and walkers will directly replace thousands of traditional van trips on London’s roads and reduce traffic congestion.
E-cargo bikes and walkers from the new hub, along with Amazon’s electric fleet already on London’s roads, will make over five million deliveries a year across London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone.
Amazon has over 1,000 electric delivery vans on the road in the UK.
lt recently announced plans to deploy five new fully electric Heavy Goods Vehicles. These 37-tonne vehicles will replace traditional diesel trucks.
Amazon has also unveiled plans to roll out large scale solar panel installations at UK before the end of this year, to help power those facilities with renewable energy.
The company will double the number of on-site solar energy projects in the UK by 2024.
These initiatives move the company closer to its mission to deliver 50% of Amazon shipments with net-zero carbon by 2030 – and the ultimate goal of being net-zero carbon by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement.
John Boumphrey, UK Country Manager, Amazon, says: “Our new e-cargo bikes, walkers and growing electric vehicle delivery fleet will help us make more zero emission customer deliveries than ever before across London and the UK.”
“Amazon is driving towards a global net-zero carbon future. One way we’re doing that is through the transformation of our transportation networks. Our new e-cargo bikes, walkers and growing electric vehicle delivery fleet will help us make more zero emission customer deliveries than ever before across London and the UK in the coming months,” he adds.
Amazon is the co-founder of and the first signatory to The Climate Pledge, a commitment to reach net-zero carbon by 2040.
With more than 300 signatories across 51 industries and 29 countries, The Climate Pledge signatories are working together on initiatives to preserve the natural world and invest in decarbonising technologies.