Amazon expands micromobility fleet; new hubs in the UK

Amazon has announced expanding its UK e-cargo bike fleet with the launch of three more micromobility hubs in Manchester and London. This is part of the online giant’s one-billion-euro initiative to decarbonise logistics in Europe.

As for the UK, Amazon claims it has already made more than five million deliveries with its e-cargo bikes and electric vans within the ‘Ultra Low Emission Zone’ in London in 2022 since it installed its first hub in the borough of Hackney. Now two more micromobility delivery centres have been opened in the boroughs of Wembley and Southwark, more than tripling the e-cargo bike fleet in the British capital, so Amazon. The company does not detail the number of e-bikes or delivery personnel on foot in London.

Also announced today was another new micromobility delivery centre in Manchester, where the Amazon fleet now includes e-cargo bikes for the first time.

Unveiled as part of a £300 million investment in the electrification of the company’s UK transportation network over five years, Amazon expects e-cargo bikes and walkers to make more than two million deliveries yearly.

Today’s news also saw them announce further micro-mobility expansion plans in France and Italy without giving details.

In October, Amazon had already announced that it would invest more than one billion euros in expanding its electric fleets and developing its charging infrastructure in Europe over the next five years. This includes all classes of electric delivery vehicles, such as heavy trucks and vans. In the UK, Amazon says it operates more than 1,000 electric delivery vans and five fully electric 37-tonne vehicles that replace traditional diesel trucks.

As for the last miles, the light electric vehicles are backed by said micro-mobility hubs, central depots deploying smaller vehicles for deliveries. These exist in more than 20 cities across Europe, including London and now Manchester, Munich and Paris, and Amazon also expect to double that figure by the end of 2025.

“With more than €1 billion 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,” said John Boumphrey, UK Country Manager, Amazon. “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.”


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