Amazon UK receives five DAF CF Electric tractors. The 37-tonne GCW fully-electric vehicles will be part of Amazon’s middle mile delivery network, carrying products with zero exhaust emissions. The five DAF CF Electric trucks are Amazon’s first electric middle mile vehicles in Europe.
The trucks are a crucial step in electrifying Amazon’s fleet, and they are part of Shipment Zero, Amazon’s aim of delivering 50% of Amazon goods with net-zero emissions by 2030. The five vehicles will replace diesel trucks, resulting in up to 100,000 yearly road miles powered by renewable electricity, saving around 170 tonnes of CO2.
“We are excited to bring the DAF CF Electric into Amazon’s fleet and support their commitment to The Climate Pledge,” stated DAF Trucks’ Director Fleet Sales, Eelco van Veen.
“The DAF CF Electric truck represents an important step in the industry towards zero emission middle mile distribution. It has been developed in response to rising demand for better air quality and lower CO2 emissions in the transportation sector. Thanks to smart planning and fast charging the CF Electric can clock up to 500 kilometres per day. That is a figure operators really can work with.”
“Amazon is one of the first companies in the world to put electric heavy goods trucks on the road,” said John Boumphrey, Amazon UK Country Manager. “We’re committed to becoming net-zero carbon by 2040, and this is a milestone as we continue to decarbonize our transportation network so we can deliver more customer orders using zero emissions vehicles.”