Amazon's First Micromobility Hub Unveiled in London
Amazon unveils its first micromobility hub in central London.
12:50 06 July 2022
Amazon's first "micromobility hub" in the United Kingdom has been officially launched. Located in central London, the new hub houses the technology giant's e-cargo bikes, walkers and electric vehicles which are set to replace vans on the road.
John Boumphrey, Amazon's UK country manager, said: “Our new e-cargo bikes, walkers and growing electric vehicle delivery fleet will help us make more zero-emission customer deliveries than ever before across London and the UK,”
The e-cargo bikes will be operated by various business partners to help Amazon deliver one million parcels each year.
Cllr Mete Coban, Hackney council cabinet member for environment and transport, said: “Tackling transport emissions is key if we’re to reach net zero. We’re really pleased to have worked with Amazon to support them to take traditional vans off the streets and replace them with e-cargo bikes.
“This will help to reduce emissions and improve air quality for people in Hackney and beyond.”
Trudy Harrison, transport minister, added: “Industry and government are both working hard to achieve our net zero goals and support the growth of sustainable transport that will help create economic opportunities and support thousands of jobs across the UK,”