Amazon Expands Electric Truck Fleet to Cut Delivery Emissions

Key Points:

  • Amazon is adding nearly 50 electric heavy-duty trucks in Southern California.
  • These trucks will help reduce emissions in Amazon’s delivery network by traveling over 1 million miles each year with no tailpipe emissions.
  • The trucks will be used for first- and middle-mile deliveries, moving goods from ports to warehouses and between various Amazon facilities.
  • Amazon has set up more than 45 fast chargers across 11 locations to power these trucks.
  • The electric trucks are Volvo VNR Electric models with a range of up to 275 miles.
  • Amazon already uses over 13,500 electric delivery vans from Rivian across the U.S.
  • The company aims to be carbon neutral by 2040 and is investing in renewable energy and climate tech startups.

Dive Insight:

Amazon is making a big move to reduce pollution by adding nearly 50 electric heavy-duty trucks to its fleet in Southern California. These trucks will handle important delivery routes, helping to cut down on emissions as they travel over a million miles each year without producing tailpipe emissions.

The new trucks will transport goods from ports to Amazon facilities and between different locations within Amazon's network. To support these trucks, Amazon has installed more than 45 fast chargers at 11 sites. These electric trucks, made by Volvo, can travel up to 275 miles on a single charge and carry heavy loads.

Amazon's use of electric delivery vans from Rivian, which now number over 13,500, shows its commitment to greener delivery methods. By aiming for carbon neutrality by 2040 and investing in renewable energy and climate-friendly technologies, Amazon is setting a strong example in the industry. Despite earlier increases in carbon emissions, Amazon reduced its emissions in 2022, demonstrating progress towards its environmental goals.

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