Amazon Adds Mercedes And StreetScooter EVs To Its Fleet In Germany01/16/2020
Amazon is already expanding its EV fleet in pilot locations around the world.
In 2019, Amazon engaged in EVs with a $700 million investment in Rivian and intention to order up to 100,000 all-electric vans. However, as Rivian is not yet ready with its commercial delivery vans, Amazon is introducing on a small scale various EVs.
Just recently, we saw Amazon’s all-electric Ford Transit (EV conversion by Lightning Systems) in the U.S. Now, it turns out that in Germany, Amazon adds 50 EVs for its Munich fleet:
Ten battery-electric eVito vans have been handed over at Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Munich-Daglfing. The Panel Vans which are equipped with the long body variant and all painted in Amazon’s usual dark grey colours are already in operation in Munich. More vehicle deliveries are planned for the future in order to further expand Amazon’s electrically operated fleet. Vans are charged directly at the fulfilment centre where suitably powered charging infrastructure has been installed for this purpose.
Mercedes-Benz eVito spec:
- 41.4 kWh batery
- around 150-184 km of range (93-114 miles) or 100 km (62 miles) when conditions are unfavourable
- payload of up to 1073 kilograms and cargo volume of up to 6.6 m3 depending on version
- 85 kW and 295 Nm of torque
- top speed of 80 km/h conserves energy and increases the range (alternatively, it can be configured for a top speed of up to 120 km/h)
- fully recharged in six hours
StreetScooter WORK Box
StreetScooter WORK Box fleet will be used for last-mile delivery to customers in Munich.
“Amazon has ordered 40 StreetScooter WORK Box electric vans which will be deployed at its distribution center in Munich Daglfing. Complementing the vehicle order, StreetScooter has also installed 60 charging stations at the Amazon site.”
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