Amazon introduces new electric vehicles in Spain to make more sustainable deliveries
Today, Amazon has announced the deployment of new electric delivery vehicles in Spain for Amazon’s Delivery Service Partners, as part of its shared commitment with Mercedes-Benz Vans to add 1,800 electric vehicles to support Amazon’s European last mile fleet. The more than 60 zero-emission vehicles have already started making sustainable deliveries in the city of Seville, in line with Amazon’s commitment to The Climate Pledge, to be net zero carbon across the business by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement.
Amazon's Delivery Service Partners will have access to this new fleet of zero-emission vehicles to make deliveries to customers in Spain this year. The company is ensuring renewable energies for its operations in general, as a critical step toward addressing its carbon footprint globally, pledging to run on 100% renewable energy by 2025. This includes the use of clean energies to power up the electric vehicles our delivery service partners use. In this sense, the company has also introduced a dedicated parking area with over 60 charging points, so delivery service partners can use them as they need.
“We are very excited to introduce this new electric fleet in Spain as part of our commitment to make more sustainable deliveries to our customers. This new fleet of electric delivery vans is a major stride toward zero carbon transportation across our global network, and at Amazon we are very proud to collaborate with Delivery Service Partners who operate different electric vehicles as we work to build the most sustainable fleet in the world”, highlighted Paolo Patrone, Country Director of Amazon Logistics in Spain.
The company also leverages innovative technology to maximize efficiency on the road and reduce delivery distances by placing delivery stations close to large Amazon customer populations, such as the two sites the company has in Seville and Malaga.
Since Amazon launched The Climate Pledge in 2019, the company has been investing heavily in renewable energy in Spain. Amazon’s first large-scale renewable energy project in Spain is a solar farm located southeast of the city of Seville, which will provide 149 megawatts (MW) of renewable capacity for the company’s fulfillment network and Amazon Web Services data centers. Additionally, a second solar plant –that will be located in Zaragoza– will provide 50 megawatts (MW) of capacity, supplying renewable energy to Amazon Web Services.
Additionally, Amazon announced in June its latest investment to support the reduction of carbon emissions in last mile transportation, making deliveries more sustainable. The company has been making strides towards its ambitious Climate Pledge goals, and so it announced 80 new charging points at one of its delivery stations in Madrid –already equipped with 72 chargers– and added 100 electric vans to its delivery partners’ fleet to make zero-emissions deliveries to customers in Madrid. Thanks to the shared commitment of our Delivery Service Partners to promote emission-free deliveries, Amazon expanded its charging capacity at this delivery station, which will now be the Amazon center with largest number of charging points in the country.
Also in Seville, Amazon recently announced the opening of its new Robotics Fulfillment Center in Dos Hermanas that will generate over a thousand permanent jobs in three years, all of them with competitive salary and multiple benefits from day one.