Amazon has announced it now boasts a fleet of 10,000 all-electric delivery vans rom Rivian on US roads. The company announced the milestone during its recent “Delivering the Future” event. The e-commerce giant revealed that.
Amazon’s commitment to sustainability involves transitioning its delivery fleet away from traditional gas-powered vehicles in favor of eco-friendly electric vans. This initiative is part of the company’s broader goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040. In 2019, Amazon struck a deal with Rivian to ensure at least 100,000 electric delivery vans would be in operation by 2030.
The introduction of these electric delivery vans began in the summer of 2022, with the majority of them now serving various routes across 1,800 cities in the United States. Amazon says it has delivered more than 260 million packages to customers in the US using Rivian’s electric vans.
To support their electric fleet, Amazon has installed over 12,000 chargers at more than 100 delivery stations across the US.
The online retail giant is also extending this sustainable approach into Europe, with the recent deployment of over 300 electric vans in Germany.
With its electric delivery fleet, Amazon has made substantial progress in decarbonizing transportation, which is a critical element in the fight against greenhouse gas emissions. Electric vehicles play a pivotal role in helping the United States achieve its net-zero emissions target by 2050. Amazon’s milestone of 10,000 Rivian electric delivery vans represents a significant step in this direction and marks the company as a frontrunner in adopting sustainable logistics solutions.