Amazon plans for electric vans to hit the Dutch roads

Amazon will soon launch a spaceship take to the road with electric vans to deliver packages in the Netherlands.

Whether you’re a die-hard Amazon shopper or anti-Jeff Bezos, let’s agree that if delivery vehicles have to be on the road, they may as well be electric. That’s why we give a grand ol’ ๐Ÿ‘ to the 40 electric Amazon vans that will soon deliver to major Dutch cities.

It follows the launch of Amazon’s first Dutch delivery centre, where an 8,500 square meter hall will process thousands of packages every week.

Of course, we can’t avoid the fact that the 200 vans will service the delivery centre โ€” yet only 40 are electric. It begs the question: is it enough?

Electric or not, the vans will deliver packages to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Haarlem, and potentially Utrecht. Other areas in the country will have their Amazon packages delivered by PostNL, DHL Nederland, Red Je Pakketje, and independent couriers.

What do you think of this move by Amazon? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Feature Image: Amazon/Supplied

Samantha Dixon ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
Samantha Dixon ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
Sam has over six years experience writing about life in the Netherlands and leads the content team at DutchReview. She originally came to the Netherlands to study in 2016 and now holds a BA (Hons.) in Arts, a BA (Hons) in Journalism, and (almost) a Masters in Teaching. She loves to write about settling into life in the Netherlands, her city of Utrecht, learning Dutch, and jobs in the Netherlands โ€” and she still canโ€™t jump on the back of a moving bike (she's learning!).


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