Amazon launches first fleet of e-cargo bikes in the UK
Amazon has launched its first UK micromobility hub for more sustainable deliveries in Central London as it looks ahead to delivering 50% of Amazon shipments with net-zero carbon by 2030.
The move will see deliveries being made by e-cargo bikes and walkers from the new site.
Working with the London Borough of Hackney, Amazon created the hub with the aim of making more than one million customer deliveries every year, to add to the millions of deliveries already being completed by its electric vans. The new fleet of e-cargo bikes and walkers will directly replace thousands of traditional van trips on London’s roads.
John Boumphrey, UK country manager at Amazon, said: ““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.”
Amazon has also unveiled plans to roll out large scale solar panel installations at facilities in Manchester, Coalville, Haydock, Bristol and Milton Keynes before the end of this year to help power them with renewable energy. The retailer will double the number of on-site solar energy projects in the UK by 2024.
Amazon said the initiatives will move it closer to its ultimate goal of being net-zero carbon by 2040, which is 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement.
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