Late on Wednesday, the 15th of January 2020, the world’s largest online retailing industry tycoon, Seattle, Washington-based Amazon.com Inc., had issued a statement saying it had ordered 40 e-vans from the Aachen-based German electric vehicle manufacturer, StreetScooter, owned by the German courier delivery service provider Deutsche Post for executing deliveries in the German city of Munich, as the American multinational e-commerce giant had been exploring an option to become carbon neutral by 2040.
Aside from that, at a separate statement released on Thursday (January 16th), the StreetScooter-owner German parcel delivery service, Deutsche Post, headquartered in Bonn, was quoted saying that it had already equipped 60 charging stations at Amazon.com Inc.’s product distribution centre outside the city of Munich.
In factuality, latest statement from the Seattle retailer was brought in to light at a time of grater transmutation when the US-based multinational e-commerce giant had been stepping up efforts to roll out its own delivery network in Germany, the US-based retailer’s second-largest market after the United States, which in effect had been unfurling major challenges to logistic firms likes of Deutsche Post DHL.
Meanwhile, expressing an out-and-out optimism over Amazon Europe’s approach to become carbon neutral, Amazon Europe’s sustainability head, Adam Elman was quoted saying on Thursday (January 16th) that Amazon.com Inc.
had already placed an order of further 200 electric vehicles from other suppliers which it had been planning to start using as early as this year.