Amazon launches electric bike deliveries in Belfast

Amazon has started using a fleet of electric cargo bikes to deliver packages to shoppers in Belfast.

The online retailer has launched its first micromobility hub in Northern Ireland, allowing it to make thousands of deliveries per week using the zero emissions vehicles rather than traditional vans.

The new hub in the city’s Titanic Quarter is part of a £300 million investment by Amazon into decarbonising its UK delivery operations through low-emissions vehicles and on-foot deliveries. Belfast joins more than 40 other cities around the UK and Europe with micromobility hubs.

Jim Press, senior delivery station manager at Amazon in Belfast, said: “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.

“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 is working with local delivery company Astral Fox to complete deliveries with the new e-bike. Nick Turkington, owner of Astral Fox added: “We are delighted to work with Amazon to bring this fleet of electric cargo bikes to Northern Ireland.

“We think the electric cargo bikes are going to be a big hit with customers, while also supporting Amazon’s sustainability commitments. The future is here and this is just the beginning.”

Amazon and its partners already have more than 1,000 electric delivery vans deployed across the UK and Ireland, in addition to nine fully electric heavy goods vehicles, the first in Amazon’s fleet, which have replaced traditional lorries.

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Matt Allan

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