Amazon unveiled its new electric delivery vans, expected in 2022. The vans were made by Rivian, an electric vehicle startup which has Amazon and Ford as investors.
- Amazon expects to have 10,000 vans in operation by 2022 and 100,000 by 2030. The vans are equipped with sensing equipment, advanced driver-assist system, and an exterior camera that will give drivers a 360-degree view.
- The vans are part of Amazon's Climate Pledge, a commitment to only use renewable energy by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2040.
- In August, Amazon ordered 1,800 electric vans from Mercedes Benz.
- Jeff Bezos pledged $10b of his own money early this year towards the Bezos Earth Fund.