Amazon accelerates its green efforts with order of 1800 Mercedes-Benz e-vehicles

Amazon accelerates its green efforts with order of 1800 Mercedes-Benz e-vehicles

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In its effort to address climate change, Amazon has announced that it has included more than 1,800 electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Vans to its delivery fleet in Europe.

Mercedes-Benz also announced that it has joined The Climate Pledge, which calls on new participants to be NetZero carbon across their businesses by 2040 - a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement goal of 2050.

"We welcome the bold leadership established by Mercedes-Benz by signing up to The Climate Pledge and pledging to ambitious action to address climate change," believed Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder, and CEO.

More than 1,200 EVs in the order will have the latest electric commercial van available at Mercedes-Benz - the eSprinter, a larger model than the manufacturer's first zero-emission vehicle, the eVito.

The eSprinter comprises safety features including, electrical parking brake, active brake, reverse camera, blind spot assist, and more. The remaining 600 vehicles will be eVito. "Amazon is adding 1,800 electric delivery vehicles from Mercedes-Benz as part of our journey to build the most sustainable transportation fleet in the world, and we will be moving fast to get these vans on the road this year," he further.

By joining 'The Climate Pledge' we are building on our goal to reliably pursue emission-free mobility and sustainable vehicle production," said Ola Kallenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG.

The company is evaluating ways to eliminate carbon from its entire value chain, from development to the supplier network, from its own production to the electrification of products and beyond, as well as to warranting renewable energies for the use phase of electric vehicles.

With its goal to have a CO2-neutral fleet of new cars in less than 20 years, Mercedes-Benz said it "is making an important contribution to slowing climate change". By the end of this year, the vehicle portfolio will comprise five fully electric models and more than 20 plug-in hybrids.

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