Amazon has announced the expansion of its e-cargo bikes and walkers as part of its five-year, £300 million investment in the electrification and decarbonisation of its UK transportation network.
It has launched three further micro-mobility delivery hubs in Manchester and London to help deliver customer packages with reduced emissions.
The hubs join Amazon’s existing e-cargo bike fleet in central London that was announced in July, with more than five million deliveries made so far in 2022 within the capital’s Ultra Low Emission Zone.
Its electric delivery fleet will now also operate across the City of Manchester and will include the launch of e-cargo bike deliveries to the city’s customers for the first time.
The new delivery hubs in London’s Wembley and Southwark will also more than triple the e-cargo bike fleet across the capital.
John Boumphrey, UK Country Manager, Amazon said: “With more than €1 billion [£0.86bn] committed to electrifying and decarbonising our European transportation network over the next five years, including more than £300 million in the UK alone, we remain laser focused on reaching net carbon zero by 2040.
“These new hubs will not only bring our customers more electric-powered deliveries but also support local authorities looking for ways to reduce congestion and find alternative transportation methods. We look forward to expanding our e-cargo bike fleet further in the coming months.”