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Amazon has launched a fleet of e-cargo delivery bikes in a bid toward sustainability.
The latest in a line of eco-friendly practices, these e-cargo delivery bikes have been launched alongside a team of on-foot delivery people to help Amazon's delivery practices become more sustainable.
These teams are operating out of a ‘micro-mobility hub’ in Hackney, East London, and are delivering locally in an attempt to reduce Amazon’s carbon footprint. The e-cargo and foot delivery persons join the fleet of electric vehicles at Amazon’s disposal, though the e-cargo bikes are operated by partner firms.
Amazon intends to launch other similar micro-mobility hubs across the UK so that more deliveries can be made by e-cargo bike or on foot.
“Amazon is driving towards a global net-zero carbon future,” said John Boumphrey, the UK country manager of Amazon. “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.”
“Tackling transport emissions is key if we’re to reach net-zero,” said Cllr Mete Coban, the environment and transport council cabinet member for Hackney. “We’re really pleased to have worked with Amazon to support them to take traditional vans off the streets and replace them with e-cargo bikes.”
Cllr Coban went on to express his hopes that the increase in carbon-neutral deliveries would not only benefit the environment but directly improve the air quality in the borough of Hackney.
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