Amazon's Wembley station rolls out fleet of 100 electric delivery vans
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An Amazon delivery station in Wembley has rolled out a fleet of Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles to make deliveries.
The online giant has revved up 100 vans as part of its Climate Pledge, Amazon’s commitment to be net zero carbon by 2040, a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050.
In August Amazon announced plans to add more than 1,800 electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Vans to its EU delivery fleet, including more than 500 in the UK.
In the Wembley delivery station, small independent logistics companies also have access to the zero-emission vehicles to make deliveries to Amazon customers, helping to save tens of thousands of metric tons of carbon.
Kerry-Anne Lawlor, UK country director for Amazon Logistics said: "Amazon has added electric delivery vehicles from Mercedes-Benz as part of our journey to build the most sustainable transportation fleet in the world, and have been moving fast to get these vans on the road this year."
Danial Zangana, owner of First Day Delivery Services Limited, said: "It’s really exciting to have our first electric vehicles on the road in Wembley and the response from drivers and customers has been fantastic."
Marcus Breitschwerdt, head of Mercedes-Benz Vans, added: "I am delighted that we are further intensifying our long-standing partnership with Amazon and working together on the battery-electric future of transportation.”
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Amazon said it is committed to supporting its delivery service partners in deploying electric vehicle fleets powered by clean energy.
As part of The Climate Pledge, the company is investing in renewable energy as a critical step toward addressing its carbon footprint globally and has pledged to run on 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025.
Amazon has also announced plans to add 26 utility-scale wind and solar energy projects, totalling 3.4 GW of electricity production capacity, bringing its total investment in renewable energy in 2020 to 35 projects and more than 4 GW of capacity — the largest corporate investment in renewable energy in a single year.