Amazon launches e-cargo bikes in the UK

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Say hello to Amazon’s new e-cargo bikes taking over London. The new bikes are part of the company’s first UK micromobility hub and together electric delivery vans, e-cargo bikes and walkers will make more than five million last mile Amazon deliveries a year across Central London. The new fleet of e-cargo bikes and walkers will directly replace thousands of traditional van trips and reduce traffic congestion.

As part of this sustainable expansion Amazon have also unveiled plans to roll out large scale solar panel installations at facilities based in Manchester, Coalville, Haydock, Bristol and Milton Keynes by the end of the year. These initiatives move the company closer to its Shipment Zero 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.

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.

– John Boumphrey, UK Country Manager, Amazon

Amazon has over 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. Amazon 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.

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