Amazon is expanding its delivery fleet in Europe to include more than 1,800 electrically powered vans from Mercedes-Benz. The hundreds of E-Sprinters and E-Vito should be on the road this year.Around two years ago, Amazon had ordered 20,000 conventionally powered Mercedes Sprinters in the USA . In the same year, around 100 E-Vitos were added for the logistics locations in Bochum and Dusseldorf. Now that Amazon has committed to working CO2-neutrally by 2040, the e-commerce giant is upgrading its vehicle fleet with electric vehicles. Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Vans Amazon has now ordered to for its European operations 1,800 E-Vans how the group communicates .
The order consists of 1,200 E-Sprinter vehicles and 600 models of the smaller E-Vito. The e-vans for the US company’s European business are due to roll on the streets later this year and deliver Amazon parcels or support the logistics centers. The vehicles should – also – be available to Amazon’s logistics partners. Amazon did not provide any information on the financial volume of the order.However, the group stated that this would be the largest delivery order to date for Mercedes-Benz e-vans. The e-commerce group is the world’s largest partner when it comes to sustainable transport. Certainly a swipe at the German competitor Hermes. The logistics service provider had already ordered around 1,500 e-vans from Mercedes Benz in spring 2017 .