Commercial, Distributed Energy Resources - October 11, 2022
Amazon Adds Electric Trucks in Germany
Amazon will receive fully electric heavy-duty trucks in Germany by year end from Volvo Trucks.
The 20 Volvo FH Electric are expected to drive more than one million road kilometres annually, fuelled with electricity instead of diesel.
Heavy goods vehicles and other commercial vehicles make up around 36% of Germany's domestic transport emissions. Volvo Trucks started the series production of heavy-duty electric trucks in September.
For Amazon, the trucks will replace their diesel counterparts and play a key role in electrification initiatives through its transportation chain.
"Amazon is committed to decarbonizing its fleet, and the middle mile has been a notoriously hard-to-abate sector," explains Andreas Marschner, Vice President Transportation Services Europe at Amazon, in a statement.
"That's why welcoming these electric heavy goods vehicles from Volvo into our fleet is such a critical milestone. We're operating one of the fastest-growing commercial transportation electrification programs, and we'll continue to invest and innovate to decarbonize and deliver packages to customers with zero emissions."