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4 September 2020

Amazon announced that its European delivery fleet will add more than 1,800 electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Vans this year. Van. Amazon and Mercedes are committed to reducing emissions from the transport sector, Mercedes-Benz today announced its membership in "Climate Declaration" (of all Climate at The Pledge), called for 2040 to reach a subscriber to zero carbon emissions in its operations, than the "Paris Agreement," the The target for 2050 is 10 years ahead of schedule.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and CEO, said: “We welcome Mercedes-Benz’s courageous leadership that has signed the Climate Declaration and pledged to take positive actions in response to climate change. We need the continued leadership of Mercedes-Benz and other automakers. Innovation and cooperation to decarbonize the transportation industry and respond to the climate crisis. Amazon will add 1,800 Mercedes electric delivery vehicles as part of our process of building the world’s most sustainable transportation fleet, and we will quickly Let these trucks hit the road."

Ola Källenius, Chairman of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz Management Committee said: “At Mercedes-Benz, we have set ambitious goals for ourselves in order to make the transportation transformation successful. Joining the Climate Declaration means that we are setting up a continuous pursuit of zero-emission transportation and The goal of sustainable car production. Together with Amazon, Global Optimism and other signatories of the Climate Declaration, we are committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2040, ten years ahead of the Paris Agreement. I am very happy that we will be able to With this measure, we will gain greater momentum in advancing sustainability."

In its commitment to become the latest signatory of the Climate Declaration, the company doubled its commitment to the carbon neutral transportation roadmap "Ambition2039". The company is evaluating ways to eliminate carbon emissions from the entire value chain, from development to supplier networks, from its own production to product electrification, and other aspects, and to ensure that renewable energy is used in the use of electric vehicles. Benz aims to have a new carbon-neutral fleet within 20 years, which makes an important contribution to mitigating climate change. The company has made good progress in this direction: by the end of this year, its automotive product portfolio will include five all-electric models and more than 20 plug-in hybrid vehicles. The signatories of the "Climate Declaration" also have the opportunity to share the technology, best practices and innovations of the supply chain upgrade. They can also jointly invest in new technologies and emerging solutions.

Amazon's delivery service partners will be able to use new zero-emission vehicles to deliver deliveries to European customers this year, helping to reduce thousands of metric tons of carbon emissions. The order is a milestone for the Mercedes Benz car division. It is the manufacturer's largest electric car order to date and makes Amazon the world's largest sustainable transportation partner. More than 1,200 electric vehicles in this order are Mercedes’ current latest electric commercial van, the eSprinter, which is larger than its first zero-emission vehicle eVito. eSprinter has the most advanced safety features, including electronic parking brake, active brake assist, reversing camera, blind spot assist and more. The remaining 600 are medium-sized electric van eVito, which provides zero-emission delivery options for delivery service partners who need smaller models in their operating areas.

Marcus Breitschwerdt, Head of Benz Commercial Vehicle Division, said: "I am very pleased that we have further strengthened our long-term partnership with Amazon to jointly promote the future development of battery electric vehicles. The eVito and eSprinter in our electric vehicle portfolio are very suitable in terms of equipment and distance. The delivery requirements of the express, courier and package service industries in the so-called "last mile". They prove that local zero-emission driving, convincing performance, comfort and low operating costs can be perfectly combined."

Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Vice President of the European Parliament, said: “Amazon’s investment is a powerful and concrete manifestation of its commitment and support for the EU’s priorities. Amazon continues to contribute to the achievement of the EU Green Agreement’s goals, promote technological innovation, and create in Europe. Resilience and sustainable job opportunities. I hope other companies will follow Amazon’s example in the near future.”

Amazon is also committed to using clean energy to power its growing electric fleet . As part of the "Climate Declaration," Amazon is investing in renewable energy, which is a key step in addressing the global carbon footprint and promises to use 100% renewable energy by 2025. Amazon has 91 renewable energy projects around the world, with a production capacity of more than 2,900 MW, and can provide more than 7.5 million MWh of electricity each year. These projects include 31 utility-scale wind and solar renewable energy projects located around the world, and 60 solar rooftop projects located in order fulfillment centers and sorting centers.

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