Amazon UK to use DAF’s electric tractors for middle-mile delivery

March 29, 2022
The new trucks will join Amazon’s middle-mile delivery fleet, which enable transportation of goods with zero emissions from the tailpipe. Amazon intends to achieve net-zero carbon for 50% of its shipments by 2030

Amazon UK has received five 37 metric-ton GCW fully electric CF tractors from truck manufacturer DAF, marking a milestone in Amazon’s electrification goal.

The new trucks will join Amazon’s middle-mile delivery fleet, which enable transportation of goods with zero emissions from the tailpipe. Amazon intends to achieve net-zero carbon for 50% of its shipments by 2030.

The five new electric vehicles will replace Amazon’s diesel trucks and result in the reduction of 170 tonnes of CO2 emissions. It will fuel up to 100,000 annual road miles with renewable electricity.

The tractors are powered by a 350 kWh (315 kWh effective) battery pack, which takes about 75 minutes to charge fully at a charging station with a capacity of 250 kW.

DAF Trucks’ Director Fleet Sales, Eelco van Veen. “The DAF CF Electric truck represents an important step in the industry towards zero emission middle mile distribution. It has been developed in response to rising demand for better air quality and lower CO2 emissions in the transportation sector. Thanks to smart planning and fast charging the CF Electric can clock up to 500 kilometres per day. That is a figure operators really can work with.”

“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 decarbonize our transportation network so we can deliver more customer orders using zero emissions vehicles.”