Amazon is expanding its fleet of electric delivery vans: In the Ruhr area, the e-commerce group wants to increasingly deliver packages with e-vehicles. The distribution center was converted accordingly, the company said.
150 delivery vehicles are to operate from Essen. To charge them, a charging infrastructure with 340 charging stations was set up on the premises of the distribution center. According to Amazon, this is the company’s largest ever use of electromobility in Germany.
Amazon wants to meet the Paris climate goals in 2040
As part of the Climate Pledge at the end of last year, Amazon committed to implementing the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement by 2040 – ten years earlier than the agreement envisaged. The company wants to achieve this, among other things, by investing in renewable energies and promoting electromobility. For example, Amazon acquired a stake in the US electric car startup Rivian at the beginning of last year
In January, the online retailer electrified its distribution center in the Daglfing district of Munich. There are 60 charging points available to charge the Streetscooter Work delivery vehicles from the Aachen-based manufacturer Streetscooter and the Mercedes E-Vito.
“How we transport goods and goods is a key factor in how well our cities work”said Hendrik Wüst (CDU), Minister of Transport of North Rhine-Westphalia. Amazon’s 150 electric delivery trucks are a good start for Essen and the Ruhr area. But it had to go on. The state government is therefore funding mobility and logistics projects that aim to improve the quality of life in cities.