Amazon is increasing the number of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles available to our partners across Europe as we work with vehicle manufacturers and start-ups to test and develop more sustainable technologies. The move will bring us closer to our vision of operating a fully sustainable fleet within our Amazon Freight Partner program.
Amazon has already taken over more than 200 IVECO S-WAY CNG trucks to be handed over to the partners across Europe. In addition, Amazon has just ordered more than 800 CNG trucks from Iveco to be available to its European Amazon Freight Partners in 2022, bringing its European CNG fleet to more than 1,000 vehicles by the end of 2022.
CNG vehicles reduce CO2 emissions by at least 75% compared to diesel when refueled with renewable natural gas (RNG), helping create a more sustainable future.
Ian Thomson, Transport Manager of Forge Logistics Ltd, an Amazon Freight Partner in the UK, says: “We already operate nine CNG trucks from Iveco and will increase to ten in late November, with more to follow in 2022. Our experience has been good so far, we especially appreciate reduction in fuel cost as compared to diesel trucks. Even at the backdrop of gas prices going up we see positive impact, though we hoped and still hope for more once the environment changes”.
These modern trucks from Iveco are equipped with the latest safety and connectivity technology ensuring a great driving experience for the drivers. The units on order for delivery in 2022 will also feature IVECO Driver Pal, on-board vocal driver companion with Amazon Alexa features.
We want to work closely with our partners to jointly transform the transportation industry. Read about the Sustainable Fleet Award that we launched to recognize our transportation partner’s decarbonization action here.