The electric truck, which has a total weight (GVW) of 37 tons, joins Amazon's medium-haul delivery fleet to transport zero-emission logistics. Five Electric trucks The DAF CF is the first electric medium-haul truck that Amazon operates in Europe.
DAF Truck Fleet Sales Director, Eelco van Veen, said that the DAF CF Electric trucks represent an important step in the industry towards zero-emission medium-haul distribution. “We are very pleased to bring DAF CF Electric to the Amazon fleet and support their commitment to The Climate Pledge,” he explained on his official website, Friday (25/3/2022).
He continued, the delivery of these five trucks has been developed in response to the increasing demand for better air quality and lower CO2 emissions in the transportation sector.
“Thanks to smart planning and fast charging, CF Electric can clock times of up to 500 kilometers per day. It's a fleet that operators can really rely on,” explains Eelco van Veen.
Meanwhile, the delivery of the vehicle marks an important milestone towards the electrification of Amazon's fleet, which is part of Shipment Zero in Amazon's goal to deliver 50% of Amazon's shipments with zero carbon emissions by 2030.
John Boumphrey, Country Manager for Amazon in the UK explained that the five electrified vehicles will replace Amazon's diesel trucks which can prevent around 170 tonnes of CO2 from being emitted.
“Amazon was one of the first companies in the world to put electric heavy goods trucks on the road. We are committed to being net-zero carbon by 2040, and this is a milestone as we continue to decarbonise our transportation network so that we can deliver more customer orders using zero-emission vehicles.”