On-line retailer Amazon now has over 5,000 Rivian Electrical Supply Vans (EDVs) in its United States fleet, a milestone that has been reached one yr after the primary batch of Rivian-made vans hit the street in July 2022.
On the finish of March, Amazon had deployed 3,000 Rivian EDVs that served 500 cities and areas within the US, so in three months it virtually doubled its EDV fleet and is now utilizing the zero-emissions autos made in Regular, Illinois, to make deliveries in additional than 800 cities within the nation.
The e-commerce large says that the Rivian-made vans have delivered greater than 150 million packages throughout the US and that the blue autos at the moment are hitting the street in Alpharetta, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Miami, Omaha, Orlando, and Rochester.
Again in 2019, Amazon dedicated to changing into a net-zero carbon firm by 2040, and as a part of this pledge, it introduced a partnership with Rivian to deliver 100,000 electrical supply vans on the street globally by 2030.
As of right this moment, with 5,000 EDVs on American roads, the web retailer reached the 5 % mark of its aim, however seeing how Rivian is steadily ramping up manufacturing at its plant in Illinois, with the EDV being the principle focus in the mean time, it’s possible that the 2 manufacturers will efficiently full the duty of placing 100,000 electrical vans into service within the following six and a half years.
In associated information, Amazon began deploying a fleet of 300 Rivian-made EDVs in Germany earlier this week, that are additionally a part of the take care of the American EV startup. The European-bound vans will ship packages within the areas of Munich, Berlin, and Dusseldorf, and can be part of Amazon’s already established fleet of over 1,000 electrical vans from different automakers.
Earlier this yr, the zero-emissions supply car was up to date with Rivian’s Enduro powertrain and an upgraded lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery pack.
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