- Amazon just revealed its first electric delivery van, which could start delivering packages in 2021.
- The e-commerce giant first announced plans to commission a fleet of 100,000 EVs back in February.
- The vans have Alexa integration and cameras that give a 360 degree view of surroundings.
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Amazon just showed off the first of its planned custom electric delivery vehicles, which could be delivering packages in the next year. It plans to have 10,000 on the road by 2022, and 100,000 by 2030.
The company first announced in February that it ordered the custom delivery vehicles from electric vehicle maker Rivian. The electric vehicles will help Amazon reach its goal of being carbon neutral by 2040 for The Climate Pledge and help Amazon continue to grow its logistics workings.
Amazon reportedly delivers 2.5 billion packages per year, and it’s becoming one of the largest package deliverers in the US. In 2019, it went from delivering about 20% of its own packages to delivering half.
In the February announcement, the company showed off the design for the electric vehicles, which Amazon says were designed with input from current delivery drivers. Photos at the time showed styrofoam models and digital renderings.
Now, the first Amazon electric vehicle is actually here.