Internet giant Amazon has bought 40 StreetScooter WORK Box electric vans to make zero emission last mile deliveries in Munich, Germany.
As part of the order StreetScooter will also install 60 charging stations at Amazon’s distribution centre in Munich Daglfling, suggesting that more e-van orders will follow.
Adam Elman, Senior Lead Sustainability, Amazon Europe, said: “Amazon is committed to achieving the Paris agreement targets 10 years ahead of schedule – in 2040 instead of 2050 – so we are collaborating with a number of different partners developing new technologies and helping promote a carbon-neutral economy.”
StreetScooter is owned by Deutsche Post DHL Group and has made 12,000 electric vehicles for fleets across Europe.
Jörg Sommer, CEO of StreetScooter, said the electric vans deliver a better cost of ownership after a few years than traditional diesel vans.
“We were very delighted that Amazon turned to StreetScooter for a climate-friendly delivery solution as well as our proven charging infrastructure expertise,” he added.