Amazon, in London electric cargo bikes for deliveries

Amazon, in London electric cargo bikes for deliveries


With the aim of contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions, the e-commerce giant Amazon has decided to introduce a fleet of e-cargo bikes for deliveries in the city of London to its range of vehicles.

Amazon is moving towards a zero-emissions global future. One of the ways we are doing this is through the transformation of our transportation networks. Our new e-cargo bikes and growing fleet of electric vehicles will help us make more and more zero-emission deliveries, commented John Boumphrey, Amazon's UK country manager.

In the London city of Hackney, Amazon has decided to open its first hub dedicated to micro-mobility by purchasing electric cargo bikes to manage the largest number of deliveries in total respect for the environment. Not surprisingly, electric cargo bikes will replace combustion vans, helping to reduce both CO2 emissions and city traffic. The stated goal would be to add 1 million deliveries to those made thanks to the 1,000 e-vans currently in use.

Tackling the issue of emissions in transport is essential if we are to achieve energy neutrality. We are very pleased to be working with Amazon to help take traditional vans off the streets and replace them with electric cargo bikes. This will help reduce emissions and improve air quality for the citizens of Hackney, but not only, commented a cabinet member of the Hackney Council for the Environment and Transport.| ); }
The industry and the government are working hard to reach the net zero target and support growth of sustainable transport, which will help create economic opportunities and support thousands of jobs across the UK, added Trudy Harrison, UK Transport Minister.

Amazon's smart thermostat falls to a new all-time low of $42 ahead of Prime Day

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Amazon has already started selling a bunch of its smart home devices at a discount, almost a week before Prime Day even begins. One of the most notable deals that's already available is Amazon's smart thermostat, which you can get for $42 — as long as you're a Prime member. That's 30 percent off its regular retail price of $60 and a new all-time low for the device. Amazon's smart thermostat debuted in September 2021, giving you an affordable option to control your home temperature. 

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It's not quite as feature-rich as its more expensive counterparts, like the Google Nest thermostat. But it's Energy Star-certified and can save you an average of $50 on your electric bills every year. Plus, it's Alexa-compatible and allows you to use the voice assistant to set custom routines for heating and cooling. The thermostat itself doesn't have a speaker or a microphone, though, so you'll need to use the Alexa app or another Alexa-enabled device like an Echo speaker to do so. 

That brings us to another deal you can get right now: Amazon's smart thermostat bundled with an Echo Dot speaker. The bundle with a fourth-gen Echo Dot speaker will set you back $62, or $48 off its usual price, which is the lowest we've seen for it on the website. Meanwhile, the smart thermostat bundle with a second-gen Echo Show 5 smart display is also on sale for $77, or $68 lower than its retail price. That's also a new all-time low for the duo.

In case you're mainly looking to buy Amazon's Alexa-powered speakers, you can get a fourth-gen Echo Dot with an Amazon smart plug for $25. You'll save $50 if you get the bundle, which typically sells for $75 and has never been discounted this deeply before. Amazon's smart plug adds Alexa voice control to any outlet, allowing you to control any non-smart device plugged to it, such as lights, fans and other appliances. 

Finally, you can get the fourth-gen Echo Dot for Kids bundled with an Echo Glow multicolor smart lamp with Prime for $36. That's 60 percent or $54 off its retail price and also includes a year-long Amazon Kids+ subscription. 

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