Amazon has started using Rivian electric van to deliver packages

Amazon has started using Rivian electric van to deliver packages
The Siliconreview
22 July, 2022

Amazon is starting to roll out some of the electric delivery vans that it has developed in partnership with Rivian

In September 2019, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos stood on stage at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and announced that the company had purchased 100,000 electric vehicles from the startup, Rivian. Amazon bought the vehicles as it aims to achieve net-zero carbon emissions across its operations by 2040.

Amazon debuted a version of the Rivian electric van in October 2020 and, throughout 2021, tested the vehicles in several cities. Now, Amazon says it will use the vehicles to make deliveries in a handful of cities, including Chicago, Dallas, Baltimore, Kansas City, Tennessee, Phoenix, Nashville, San Diego, St. Louis, Seattle, and others. Amazon expects to have "thousands" of Rivian vans in more than 100 cities by the end of the year. It will be the first step toward having 100,000 electric delivery vehicles in the U.S. by 2030.

Amazon's CEO, Andy Jassy, said fighting climate change's effects requires constant action and innovation. Amazon is partnering with companies with the same passion for inventing new ways to minimize the environmental impact. He added, "Rivian has been an excellent partner in that mission, and we're excited to see our first custom electric delivery vehicles on the road."