Amazon launch new ‘micromobility’ hub
By Elena Cotton on Monday, July 4, 2022
Amazon have set the ambitious goal of trying to ensure that 50% of their deliveries are net-zero carbon by 2030 and 100% by 2040. Amazon’s new ‘micromobility hub’ allows Amazon workers to deliver packages by foot or by using the new e-cargo bikes, encouraging less use of un-environmentally friendly, petrol fuelled delivery vans.
Amazon was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos in Washington and has been admired ever since for its accessibility and efficiency. This innovative ‘micromobility’ hub is set to increase the number of deliveries and their speed of arrival to Amazon customers. The UK is playing catch up, as Amazon have executed ‘micromobility’ hubs already in both, New York and Paris. Despite this project beginning in Hackney London, Amazon are keen to repeat this project all over the UK.
This is not Amazon’s first attempt at incorporating more environmentally supportive choices within in the business model, as they successfully funded over 1,000 electric vans to take the UK roads, delivering over 45 million packages. Amazon aren’t alone on the journey to help combat climate change as, competitors FedEx’s pledged to replace all their pickup and delivery vehicles with battery-powered vehicles by 2040. Goals set with the incorporation of electric transport is a perfect place to start as EDF’s research has shown electric vehicles emit fewer greenhouse gases than petrol or diesel cars.
Another example of Amazon attempting to reach their goal is their plan to double their amount of solar energy projects in the UK by 2024, specifically in Manchester, Milton Keynes and Bristol. Additionally, the delivery giant is committed to combining wind and solar power to form 80% of their energy mix. Amazon’s exciting new projects focusing on more sustainable deliveries seems to benefit both the planet and its’ customers.