Amazon, ecological deliveries ready to go in the United Kingdom


Amazon accelerates on ecological deliveries : soon, in London it will begin & agrave; to operate a team of couriers with cargo e-bikes and on foot . The company & agrave; says that, once fully operational, this team will complete; more of one million deliveries a year and will replace thousands of outings with a van. Deliveries will be handled through a dedicated hub in central London, and will represent 10% of all deliveries performed in the city's so-called Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), thus allowing Amazon and partners to avoid paying taxes (which are even in the case of vans and other electric vehicles).

If successful, the e-commerce giant aims to replicate the initiative in several other major cities; of the United Kingdom , in which it already has; over 1,000 fully electric vans on the road. At the beginning of the year he also added five electric trucks – or rather, replaced old diesel trucks with them. It is worth noting that Amazon's cargo e-bikes are already on the road. for some time in five cities French and seven metropolitan areas in Germany; in Spain and Italy, on the other hand, in the cities; more grosse uses electric scooters. Gi & agrave; last November, about 2/3 of deliveries in Paris were carbon neutral, including electric vans, e-bikes and foot couriers.

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All these initiatives are part of the company's plan. to achieve carbon neutrality for deliveries by 2040. Among the intermediate steps, it is worth mentioning:

  • 100% renewable for all offices, warehouses and other buildings by 2025.
  • 50% of carbon neutral deliveries by 2030.

Among the upcoming initiatives in this regard, Amazon said that in the UK alone it will install & agrave; by the end of the year another 30,000 solar panels in various power plants, including those in Manchester, Coalville, Haydock, Bristol and Milton Keynes. In total there are 18 solar power plants of the giant in the United Kingdom, and aims to double by 2024.

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