Amazon introduces Rivian EVs in new cities for holiday deliveries

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Amazon’s Rivian-made electric vans will deliver vacation packages to more than 100 U.S. cities this year, the company said Monday.

The EV fleet began shipping in more than a dozen cities this summer and has since expanded to more locations, according to a post on Amazon’s website. New cities where customers will encounter the vans include Boston, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, New York, Oakland and Pittsburgh.

“We always look forward to the holiday season, but making deliveries to customers across the country with our new zero-emission vehicles for the first time makes this year unique,” said Udit Madan, vice president of Amazon Transportation, in a statement.

Amazon reported that it has shipped more than 5 million packages to US customers using the Rivian EVs since July. The company first announced its electric vehicle order in 2019, after which Rivian encountered hurdles in the supply chain that challenged production levels.

Amazon currently has more than 1,000 electric delivery vehicles in its fleet making deliveries across the United States, with a goal of having thousands on the road by the end of this year. By 2030, Amazon and Rivian want to increase the fleet to 100,000 vehicles.

Decarbonizing its transportation fleet will support Amazon’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions across its operations by 2040. The company’s operations in Europe are also driving this effort, with plans to more than double the size of its electric van delivery fleet on the continent by 2025.

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