AS part of online retailer Amazon's goals to be net zero carbon by 2040, the Amazon delivery station in Banbury has rolled out a fleet of Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles.

It comes after the company announced plans to add more than 1,800 electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Vans to its EU delivery fleet this year.

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In the Banbury delivery station, small independent logistics companies have access to 20 zero-emission vehicles to make deliveries to Amazon customers, helping to save tens of thousands of metric tons of carbon.

Kerry-Anne Lawlor, UK country director for Amazon logistics, said: “Amazon has added electric delivery vehicles from Mercedes-Benz as part of our journey to build the most sustainable transportation fleet in the world, and have been moving fast to get these vans on the road this year.”

Nick Ledingham, owner of 28-82 Logistics Limited - one of the independent delivery companies using the electric vans to deliver parcels on behalf of Amazon - said: “It’s really exciting to have our first electric vehicles on the road in Banbury and the response from drivers and customers has been fantastic.”

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