As global warming intensifies, tech giants are taking bold steps to undo the environmental damage.
As global warming intensifies, tech giants are taking bold steps to undo the environmental damage. One of the steps taken by e-commerce giant Amazon is adding electric vehicles to its delivery fleet.
In its official release, Amazon revealed that it plans to go net-zero carbon across its businesses by 2040, a decade ahead of the Paris Accord’s goal of 2050. To accelerate this mission, Amazon has ordered 100,000 fully-electric delivery vehicles, the largest order ever of electric delivery vehicles.
The EVs will begin delivering packages to customers in 2021. 10,000 of these new EVs are projected to hit the road as early as 2022 while the rest are expected to be on the road by 2030.
Amazon has recently announced it would order the electric vans from Rivian, with deliveries starting in 2021. The goal is to deploy all the vehicles by 2024.
The Amazon vans, under the exclusive deal, will be built at Rivian’s plant, a former Mitsubishi factory in Normal, Illinois and the first vehicles will be delivered in 2021 and 10,000 should be on the road by late 2022.