The company announced that it ordered 100,000 custom delivery vehicles on Tuesday 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.
Amazon says that the new vans will start delivering packages in 2021. In an announcement Tuesday, the company showed off the design for the electric vehicles, which it says were designed with input from current delivery drivers and has improved various creature comforts.