Earlier on Friday, Seattle, Washington-headquartered the world’s largest online retailer Amazon.com Inc. of Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man on record with a net asset worth of $196 billion to date, had issued a statement saying that the online retailing industry mogul had placed an order for as many as 1,800 electric delivery vans in the German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz, marking up the largest such order for the Stuttgart-based German automaker to date.
Aside from that, later on the day, in announcing the order in a separate statement, the German automaker was quoted saying that it would actively participate in a climate initiative founded by the Amazon.com Inc. owner Jeff Bezos, while by pledging to the climate initiative, Mercedes-Benz commits to a transformation shift towards entirely carbon neutral by 2039, a move the German luxury automaker had signalled last year.
In point of fact, latest Mercedes-Benz commitment to go completely carbon neutral by 2050 came against the backdrop of repeated warnings from environmental scientists who had cautioned that the emission of greenhouse gases must stop by 2050 in order to avert a cataclysmic scenario where the global threshold temperature level could soar beyond 1.5 degree Celsius according to the Paris Climate Accord.
Bezos praises Mercedes pledge to go carbon neutral
Meanwhile, since the heavyweight online retailers likes of Amazon.com Inc. has been a major source of man-made greenhouse gas emission, praising the Mercedes-Benz move to commit to the climate initiative, Amazon Chief Jeff Bezos said in a statement followed by the announcement of the electric delivery van orders, “We need continued innovation and partnership from auto manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz to decarbonize the transportation sector and tackle the climate crisis.
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. ”