Amazon will deliver more than one million parcels across London each year using e-cargo bikes and walkers from its new micromobility hub, in London.
The new fleet of e-cargo bikes and walkers will directly replace thousands of traditional van trips. The hub is located in the London Borough of Hackney.
When combined Amazon’s existing fleet of electric vans, the business said it will make more than five million zero-emission deliveries each year in the capital.
The company also has plans to instal solar panels at its sites in Manchester, Coalville, Haydock, Bristol and Milton Keynes.
“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,” said John Boumphrey, UK country manager at Amazon.
“Doubling the number of on-site solar projects at our facilities across the UK further demonstrates our ambition to power our operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025 and represents an important step on our journey to be net-zero carbon by 2040,” he added.
Amazon has more than 1,000 electric delivery vans on the road in the UK, and last year helped the company deliver more than 45 million packages. Its fleet of zero emission vehicles will expand further as more e-cargo delivery hubs are expected to launch across UK in the coming months.
The company also recently announced five new fully electric Heavy Goods Vehicles. These 37-tonne vehicles are among the first in the UK, the first in Amazon’s fleet, and replace traditional diesel trucks.
Transport Minister Trudy Harrison said: “Industry and Government are both working hard to achieve our net zero goals and support the growth of sustainable transport that will help create economic opportunities and support thousands of jobs across the UK. Amazon’s plans will not only boost green job opportunities, but ensure that customers will continue to receive their packages while working to protect our planet from climate change.”