After a year of trial and error, Amazon has deployed their first wave of electric delivery vans in hopes of combating climate change. Since establishing The Climate Pledge in 2019, Amazon has committed to creating a sustainable business for their customers and the planet. Their first step? Electric vehicles.
These electric vans were designed, built, and tested in just over a year with the goal to deploy 10,000 of them by 2022. They're able to drive up to 150 miles on a single charge. While the vans are currently only active in Los Angeles, people will begin to see them in 15 additional cities over the course of 2021.
To make this all happen, Amazon partnered with Rivian, known for its customizable skateboard platform. With this technology, the two companies were able to create these all-electric vans, providing safe and efficient means of delivery for Amazon employees. To support these one-of-a-kind vehicles, Amazon is preparing their buildings with charging stations to accommodate them across North America and Europe.
One Charge At A Time
Amazon is working towards eliminating their carbon footprint by 2040. In order to achieve this, they're researching alternative fuels, adapting their delivery methods, and working with new technology to create a sustainable business that protects the earth and their valued customers. Does your business have a plan for sustainability? What steps have you taken to reach your goals? We'd love to hear your story! Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call: (303) 536-5505.