Amazon’s new electric delivery vehicles will begin delivering packages to customers in 2021.
The company plans to have 10,000 of the vehicles on the road as early as 2022 and all 100,000 vehicles on the road by 2030—saving millions of metric tons of carbon per year by 2030.
The vehicles are the next generation of Amazon delivery vans—electric-powered vehicles that will hit the roads beginning in 2021.
The vehicles will reduce carbon emissions, raise the bar for driver safety, and optimize technology and design elements to create a best-in-class driver experience
Amazon ordered 100,000 electric delivery vehicles—the largest-ever order of electric delivery vehicles—from Rivian, a producer of emissions-free electric vehicles with a vehicle development centre in Plymouth, just outside Detroit.
“We’re trying to build the most sustainable transportation fleet in the world,” said Ross Rachey, director of Amazon’s global fleet and products.
“It also needs to be the most functional, the highest performing, the safest.”