Amazon, Rivian roll out electric delivery vehicles to 100 cities

The customized electric delivery vehicles are on the road in Seattle, San Diego, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City and Nashville, among others.

SEATTLE – Amazon and Rivian are rolling out thousands of custom electric delivery vehicles in more than 100 cities, including Seattle, by the end of 2022 and plan to expand to 100,000 cities across the United States by 2030.

Amazon customers in Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle and St. Louis, among others, will see the delivery vehicles starting this week

The launch is part of Amazon’s offer to make its delivery fleet more sustainable and reduce its carbon footprint. The bespoke delivery vehicles were developed with safety, driver comfort and sustainability in mind, according to a joint press release by Amazon and Rivian.

“Tackling the impact of climate change requires constant innovation and action, and Amazon works with companies that share our passion for finding new ways to minimize our impact on the environment. Rivian has been an excellent partner on this mission and we are excited to see our first bespoke electric delivery vehicles on the road,” said Andy Jassy, ​​Amazon CEO.

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Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge, a commitment to become carbon neutral in all our operations by 2040, and was the first signatory in 2019. Also in 2019, Amazon and Rivian partnered to build a sustainable fleet of delivery vehicles.

Amazon said it will save millions of tons of carbon a year once its 100,000 delivery vehicles are on the road.

“Today is a significant milestone in our commitment to the climate pledge. Rivian was one of the first companies that Amazon invested in through the Climate Pledge Fund and we’re just getting started,” said Jassy.

Amazon said it has tested deliveries using the Rivian delivery vehicles and has already delivered 430,000 packages since 2021.

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