Amazon has made significant strides in its commitment to sustainable delivery solutions, with over 5,000 Rivian electric delivery vehicles now operating across more than 800 U.S. cities. This marks a substantial increase from the 3,000 vehicles reported in March.
The tech giant first partnered with Rivian, an American electric vehicle automaker, in 2019, with ambitious plans to have 100,000 electric delivery vans on the road by 2030. This initiative is not limited to the U.S., as Amazon is also rolling out electric delivery fleets in Europe.
Amazon’s investment in Rivian has proven to be fruitful, as the company was a lead investor in Rivian’s $2.5 billion funding round in 2021, and Rivian has since gone public. The automaker’s stock has seen a nearly 50% increase over the past week following better-than-expected results for vehicle deliveries.
This move by Amazon signifies a major step towards reducing carbon emissions in the delivery industry and sets a precedent for other companies to follow suit in pursuing sustainable operations.
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