Amazon this week opened the UK’s first micro-mobility hub in central London, where electronic charging bikes and walkers will join the company’s existing electric fleet to make last-mile deliveries.
The new vehicles(Opens in a new window) It is set to replace thousands of traditional truck trips, reducing traffic congestion and emissions across the city – and operating 24/7 Ultra-low emissions area(Opens in a new window) It charges a fee of 12.50 pounds ($15) per day for polluting vehicles for travel within the region.
“Our new e-charging bikes, walkers and growing electric vehicle delivery fleet will help us achieve more zero-emission customer deliveries than ever before across London and the UK,” said John Pomfrey, Regional Director of Amazon Business across UK and Ireland. in the current situation.
Amazon workers who cycle along the streets on a branded quad bike won’t be on their own. UPS began trialling eQuad zero-emission electric bikes in April in several European cities, the United States, and some Asian markets. The eQuad has a range of 40 miles and top speeds of 15.5 miles per hour, can carry up to 441 pounds of cargo and is small enough to use bike lanes or enter pedestrian areas.
Amazon is also trying to reduce emissions in other areas of its UK operations. 30,000 new modular solar panels will be installed at facilities in Manchester, Colville, Haydock, Bristol and Milton Keynes by the end of the year. Once operational, the 18 solar projects on site are expected to produce more than 13,000 megawatt-hours of electricity – enough to power more than 3,500 homes in the UK each year.
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Going forward, the company hopes to double the number of on-site projects across the UK, a move that “further demonstrates our ambition to run our operations using 100% renewable energy by 2025 and represents an important step in our journey to being net-zero.” by 2040.”
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