This week, Amazon begins testing and training delivery drivers on how to operate and optimize a fleet of up to 100,000 electric delivery vehicles. The signature two-tone blue trucks were designed in partnership with Rivian, an EV manufacturer based in Plymouth Township.
Detroit is one of 16 cities where Amazon will be using EV vehicles for customer deliveries in 2021. The online retailer states Detroit was selected for the initial rollout because of its broad customer base, infrastructure, and climate variation. Amazon plans to operate 10,000 of these vehicles as early as next year.