Amazon Rolls Out Electric Delivery Vans In San Francisco
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Amazon Rolls Out Electric Delivery Vans In San Francisco

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Amazon started testing its Rivian electric delivery van in Los Angeles back in February and has now begun the second round of testing in San Francisco. The company chose the “Golden Gate” city mainly because of its unique terrain and climate.

Amazon is planning to bring 10,000 Rivian EVs to 16 cities this year as part of a pledge to contribute to the fight against climate change. The Rivian EV has 150 miles range and the company has ordered 100,000 such custom electric delivery vehicles.

Amazon recently spent $200 million to build a new delivery station in the heart of San Francisco, suggesting the company has big plans to increase deliveries in the Bay area. Ross Rachey, director of Amazon’s global fleet and products says “From what we’ve seen, this is one of the fastest modern commercial electrification programs, and we’re incredibly proud of that”.

Amazon isn’t the only company electrifying delivery fleets used for shorter city trips. DHL claims 20% of its fleet is made up of zero-emission vehicles, UPS has placed an order for 10,000 EVs to include in its fleet and FedEx has promised to turn all of its vehicles electric by 2040.

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