On August 28th Amazon announced they will be purchasing 1,800 electric delivery vans from the European company, Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz. This deal comes two years after Amazon had agreed to buy 20,000 fueled Mercedes Sprinter vans to support its package delivery service in the U.S.
Alternative energy is certainly an interesting concept in many aspects. Often referred to as “Clean Energy,” alternatives can also include solar, wind and water based production. As our current world tries to push for a change on how power is sourced, there has been an effort and an investment to change from fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and natural gasses towards alternatives to create sustainable and inexpensive options for energy production.
Recently, Zero-Emission trucks hit the road in California as part of Toyota and Kenworth’s Zero-and-Near-Zero Emission Freight Facilities Project. Toyota Logistics Services and UPS have 7 of the 10 trucks on the road. The project also includes two heavy-duty hydrogen fueling stations which were developed by Shell in California.