Amazon has recently announced the launch of its micromobility hub for more sustainable deliveries in central London, where electric delivery vans, a new fleet of e-cargo bikes and walkers will make last mile deliveries in Ultra Low Emission Zone postcode districts.
Lower emission deliveries coupled with renewable energy from large scale solar panel installations planned for Amazon facilities in Manchester, Coalville, Haydock, Bristol and Milton Keynes this year are part of the retail giant’s ‘Shipment Zero’ mission, with the aim of half of Amazon shipments being net-zero carbon by 2030, the remainder by 2040.
Working with the London Borough of Hackney, the new hub has been created with plans to make more than one million customer deliveries every year, alongside 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 and reduce traffic congestion.
Cllr Mete Coban, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, said: “Tackling transport emissions is key if we’re to reach net zero. We’re really pleased to have worked with Amazon to support them to take traditional vans off the streets and replace them with e-cargo bikes. This will help to reduce emissions and improve air quality for people in Hackney and beyond.”
Amazon says its fleet of zero emission vehicles will expand further as more e-cargo delivery hubs are planned for launch across UK in the coming months.