Amazon has announced the launch of new Rivian electric delivery trucks in the US, and the two companies plan to use these vehicles in 100 US cities by the end of the year.
Rivian’s new electric delivery trucks are launching in Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle and St. Louis, among other cities.
Designed from the ground up with safety, sustainability and comfort in mind, the vehicles have been rigorously tested by drivers across the country. It’s the product of Amazon’s partnership with Rivian, which the companies announced in 2019 when Amazon co-founded it, becoming the first to sign it. Climate pledge—Commitment to reach net zero carbon across our operations by 2040. As part of the pledge, Amazon is creating a more sustainable delivery fleet, and its work with Rivian is an important part of decarbonizing last-mile logistics as well as accelerating innovation that can help others go net carbon emissions. By committing to have all 100,000 electric delivery vehicles on the road by 2030, Amazon will save millions of metric tons of carbon annually.
“Combating the effects of climate change requires innovation and continuous action, and Amazon collaborates with companies that share our passion to invent new ways to reduce our environmental impact. Rivian has been an excellent partner in this mission, and we are excited to see our first electrified delivery vehicles on the road,” Andy Gacy said, Amazon CEO. “Today marks 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 have just begun our journey to have 100,000 Rivian vehicles on the road by 2030. In addition to being sustainable, these New vehicles are also great for drivers – built with driver input and feedback along the way, they are among the safest and most comfortable delivery vehicles on the road today.”
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