Amazon: e-cargo bikes to replace thousands of van deliveries in London
The online retailer is opening its first “micromobility” hub in Hackney, east London, which – along with an existing fleet of electric vehicles – will contribute to 5m deliveries a year across about a 10th of the capital’s ultra low emission zone postcode districts.
The bikes will be operated by a variety of partner businesses, not directly by Amazon, it is understood. Amazon plans more such delivery hubs around the UK this year as part of its efforts to cut its carbon emissions.
The company was named as the partner for a cargo bike and on-foot delivery hub in the City of London’s London Wall car park in 2020, but that project has yet to come to fruition. John Boumphrey, the UK country manager of Amazon, said: “Amazon is driving towards a global net-zero carbon future.
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.”