Amazon has launched a range of delivery innovations including e-cargo bikes, electric delivery vans and walkers in central London, aiming to reduce the company’s environmental impact.
According to Amazon, thousands of traditional van trips on London’s roads will be directly replaced by the new fleet of e-cargo bikes and walkers, reducing traffic congestion.
In the UK, Amazon has more than 1000 electric delivery vans, which helped the company deliver more than 45 million packages last year. The company also claims that its fleet of zero-emission vehicles will grow further as more e-cargo delivery hubs open across the UK during the coming months.
“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,” said John Boumphrey, UK country manager of Amazon.
Furthermore, Amazon intends to install more than 30,000 new modular solar panels on its facilities in Manchester, Coalville, Haydock, Bristol, and Milton Keynes by the end of the year.
The company has confirmed 18 on-site solar projects in the UK, as well as plans to have more than double that number by 2024.
“Doubling the number of on-site solar projects at our facilities across the UK further demonstrates our ambition to power our operations with 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025 and represents an important step on our journey to be net-zero carbon by 2040,” Boumphrey added.