Amazon are set to invest €1 billion over the next five years to expand on their electric transportation network across Europe and deliver packages to customers more sustainably.
Following the announcement of The Climate Pledge, Amazon have been gradually expanding on their commitment toward becoming net-zero carbon by 2040—10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. Amazon already have thousands of zero-emission vehicles in use across its European operations and this investment will add thousands more.
Our transportation network is one of the most challenging areas of our business to decarbonise, and to achieve net-zero carbon will require a substantial and sustained investment.
Deploying thousands of electric vans, long-haul trucks, and bikes will help us shift further away from traditional fossil fuels—and hopefully, further encourage transportation and automotive industries in Europe and around the world to continue scaling and innovating, as we will have to work together to reach our climate goals.– Andy Jassy, CEO, Amazon
Amazon’s electric transportation network
Amazon already have 3,000 electric vans delivering across Europe but the new investment aims to bring that total up to 10,000 by 2025. Alongside this Amazon will be creating more micromobility hubs and investing in thousands of charger facilities.
Amazon are also bringing more promising eHGVs to their fleet. Currently the company have 5 on the roads in the UK and aim to welcome 20 to Germany by the end of the year. Amazon expects to purchase and roll out more than 1,500 eHGVs in its European fleet, including more than 700 in the UK in the coming years.
Amazon is on a path to powering its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025, and, in 2021, the company reached 85%. Amazon now has more than 100 renewable energy projects across Europe, including 30 on-site solar and off-site utility-scale solar or wind farm projects in the UK.