In London, Amazon is replacing its vans with electric cargo bikes

Amazon has announced the launch of its first micromobility hub in the UK. For the time being tested in a district of London, this is part of a vast plan aimed at reducing the group’s CO2 emissions.

In the Hackney district of London, Amazon began testing a new delivery device a few weeks ago. Leaving its big vans in the garage, the e-commerce giant is experimenting with a fleet of electric-assisted cargo bikes. Supplied by the British company Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV), these vehicles are fully faired. Taking the form of small utilities, they are reserved for last-mile delivery.

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The new e-cargo fleet will directly replace thousands of traditional van journeys on London’s roads and reduce congestion underlines the press release of the company.

Combined with electric carts for walking, these electric cargo bikes should allow Amazon to make one million deliveries a year in the center of the English capital. A fleet that adds to the 1,000 electric delivery vans already deployed by the company on the roads of the United Kingdom.

Amazon isn’t the only company experimenting with the electric cargo bike. In the United States, UPS is also testing a similar device on the streets of New York.

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