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Amazon orders 100,000 electric vehicles from Rivian

Amazon announced that it has ordered 100,000 electric delivery vehicles from electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian. Amazon notes that this is the largest order ever of electric delivery vehicles, which the company plans to have out on the roads delivering packages in 2021.

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Amazon announced that it has ordered 100,000 electric delivery vehicles from electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian. Amazon notes that this is the largest order ever of electric delivery vehicles, which the company plans to have out on the roads delivering packages in 2021.

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Amazon plans to have 10,000 of the new electric vehicles on the road as early as 2022 and all 100,000 vehicles on the road by 2030—saving 4 million metric tons of carbon per year by 2030, according to the company.

The announcement was made as part of Amazon’s Climate Pledge, which promises to bring the company’s carbon emissions down to net zero by 2040.

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