The multi billion dollar conglomerate and E-commerce giant Amazon is taking a step ahead for sustainability. After co-founding The Climate Pledge in the year 2019, Amazon had made commitments to be net zero carbon across the business by 2040. And abiding by its undertaking, the company, recently, unveiled its first custom electric delivery vehicle, designed and built in partnership with Rivian.
With these new initiatives, the company is aiming to deliver 10,000 custom electric vehicles on the road serving the customers worldwide by 2022 and 100,000 by 2030, reaching the sustainability goals ten years ahead of the Paris Agreement.
Ross Rachey, Director of Amazon’s Global Fleet and Products also stated: “We hope our custom electric vehicle helps create a sense of urgency in the industry to think big about embracing sustainable technology and solutions—whether you’re a package delivery company, a logistics company, an ice cream manufacturer, or almost anyone else with vehicles on the road” and tried to give an insight to their new project which has been developed prioritizing safety of drivers and package delivery.
Currently, the Seattle based company operates hundreds of electric vehicles worldwide and has also invested in charging stations for expanding the infrastructure. It is also planning to add 1,800 electric delivery vehicles in Europe, and 10,000 electric delivery vehicles in India by 2025.
— Amazon News (@amazonnews) December 20, 2020