Amazon has opened its first micromobility hub in Central London, complete with a fleet of e-cargo bikes and walkers for more sustainable deliveries.
The new hub’s e-cargo bikes and walkers will join Amazon’s existing electric fleet on London’s roadways to accomplish over five million last-mile deliveries each year throughout more than 10% of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone.
Amazon is collaborating with the London Borough of Hackney to launch a new fleet of e-cargo bikes and walkers that will directly replace thousands of regular van journeys on London’s roadways, reducing traffic congestion.
Amazon UK country manager, John Boumphrey, said in a statement: “Amazon is driving towards a global net-zero carbon future. One way we’re doing that is through the transformation of our transportation networks.
“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 in the coming months.”
Amazon announced plans earlier this year to deploy large-scale solar panel installations at its sites in Manchester, Coalville, Haydock, Bristol, and Milton Keynes to help power those facilities with renewable energy. Amazon also said that by 2024, it plans to increase the number of on-site solar energy installations in the UK.
These projects attempt to take Amazon closer to its Shipment Zero vision, which calls for the corporation to deliver 50% of Amazon shipments with net-zero carbon by 2030 and reach net-zero carbon by 2040.