Amazon launches electric cargo bike delivery in Belfast

Amazon has opened its first micromobility hub in Northern Ireland to deliver packages to customers in Belfast via a fleet of electric cargo bikes.

The cargo bikes are part of a £300 million investment to electrify and decarbonise Amazon’s UK transportation network.

There are around 40 cities in the UK and Europe which have micromobility hubs that facilities deliveries made by electric bike or on-foot.

Amazon says the new hub, which is located at the online retailer’s delivery station in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, will help to improve air quality and traffic congestion by taking delivery vans off the city’s roads.

Amazon is working with Astral Fox, a local company which provides last mile delivery logistics management services to organisations in Northern Ireland, to implement the new service.

“Our new electric cargo bikes are part of Amazon’s commitment to reach net zero carbon across our operations by 2040, ten years ahead of the Paris Agreement,” said Jim Press, senior delivery station manager at Amazon in Belfast. “This is a proud moment for our team, and great news for customers across the city who will benefit from zero emissions deliveries to their door.”

Amazon said it has over 1,000 electric delivery vans deployed across the UK and Ireland. Additionally, it has nine fully electric heavy goods vehicles, which have replaced traditional lorries.

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