The Internet giant Amazon has announced its intention to carry and deliver, by 2030, half of their parcels without harmful carbon dioxide emissions. The plan is part of a program of “Zero delivery” (Shipment Zero), which involves the use of electric vehicles, renewable energy and reusable packaging.
Amazon, however, wants to solve this problem alone, and plans to encourage suppliers in the supply chain to participate in the project. In the supply chain, Amazon will use electric vehicles wherever possible.
The desire to cut carbon emissions in half by 2030 was set out in the blog post Dave Clark, senior Vice President of worldwide operations of Amazon. He said that currently the company employs more than 200 scientists, engineers and designers, who over the past two years, participated in a project to develop a model that provides data to help internal teams to determine ways of reducing the impact on the environment.
Amazon is trying to electrify its fleet in cooperation with Daimler, which is working with partners to create a holistic ecosystem of products and services for companies and logistics operations. Amazon is part of the concept of the operator BaseCamp at the Amazon distribution center in Bochum, Germany. Daimler will provide its partners-suppliers of 100 electric vans eVito the end of the year, while Innogy, as a partner of the project will create a charging infrastructure for the electric Park.
This year, Amazon began testing Autonomous modes of transport for delivery, but the company in this industry is not the first, as Stop & Shop and Walmart are already testing their own versions of Autonomous vehicles.
The giant of online sales in recent times quite actively engaged in mobility. Amazon recently led a funding round of $ 700 million for a startup electric vehicle Rivian Automotive. In addition, Amazon recently invested a significant amount in the second round of funding startup Aurora. It seems that Amazon is defiantly turning their focus on Autonomous driving and electric vehicles.