Date: 9th Aug 2020
Great Work Amazon
“As part of the Climate Pledge, Amazon has committed itself to making all Amazon shipments CO2-neutral by 2040. In addition to the 100,000 electric delivery vehicles that we have already ordered from the US manufacturer Rivian, we are also using local partnerships to get other emission-free vehicles on the road faster,” comments Robert Viegers, Country Director Amazon Logistics in Germany. “We are pleased to expand our cooperation with BaseCamp – a program that provides small and medium-sized delivery companies in Essen with access to a turnkey solution on a large scale by providing vehicles and services”.
Amazon will also be relying on clean energy for the electric drive of vehicles in the future. For this reason, a first major project for renewable energies was recently announced in Spain. Once completed, the new solar park will provide 149 megawatts (MW) of new renewable capacity and is expected to generate over 300,000 MWh of renewable energy for Amazon annually. By 2025, 100% renewable energy is to be used in all business units.
Amazon manages 91 renewable energy projects worldwide. These include 31 wind and solar projects for renewable energy and 60 solar roof systems on fulfilment and sortation centres. They generate a capacity of over 2,900 MW and supply more than 7.5 million MWh of energy annually.