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DAF delivers five CF Electric trucks to Amazon UK

DAF has delivered five CF Electric tractors to Amazon UK. The 37-tonne GCW fully-electric vehicles join Amazon’s middle mile delivery fleet, transporting goods with zero tailpipe emissions.

The five DAF CF Electric trucks are the first electric middle mile trucks Amazon is operating in Europe.

The vehicles mark an important milestone towards the electrification of Amazon’s fleet, forming part of Shipment Zero – Amazon’s goal to deliver 50 per cent of its shipments with net-zero carbon by 2030.

The five vehicles replace diesel trucks, resulting in up to 100,000 annual road miles fuelled with renewable electricity, preventing about 170 tonnes of CO2 being emitted.

“Amazon is one of the first companies in the world to put electric heavy goods trucks on the road,” said John Boumphrey, Amazon UK country manager.

“We’re committed to becoming net-zero carbon by 2040, and this is a milestone as we continue to decarbonise our transportation network so we can deliver more customer orders using zero emissions vehicles,” he added.