Delivery giants turn on the power

Picture of drivers and new electric vehicles

Katie Parcell and Sam Pridham, at the Amazon delivery station with drivers - Credit: Amazon

The Amazon delivery station in Exeter, which serves the local area, has rolled out a fleet of Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles as part of The Climate Pledge.

It is Amazon’s commitment to be net zero carbon by 2040, a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050. 

In August 2020, Amazon announced plans to add more than 1,800 electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Vans to its EU delivery fleet, this year, including more than 500 in the UK. 

In the Exeter delivery station, small independent logistics companies have access to 20 zero-emission vehicles to make deliveries to Amazon customers, helping to save tens of thousands of metric tons of carbon. 

Katie Parcell and Sam Pridham, owners of Hazel Winston Logistics said: “It’s really exciting to have our first electric vehicles on the road in Exeter and the response from drivers and customers has been fantastic.”

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