Amazon’s fleet of Rivian-built power supply vans is growing. Since first debuting earlier this 12 months, the retail big’s new zero-tailpipe emissions auto has made more than 5 million deliveries within the US, with fleet sizes exceeding 1,000 EDVs (electricity supply vans).
This is still only a fraction of the company’s general transportation fleet, which includes 30,000 Amazon-branded supply vehicles and 20,000 branded trailers. But with the electric share growing, Rivian hopes to eventually ship 100,000 vans to corporate.
This is still only a fraction of the company’s general transport fleet.
Beginning in July, EDVs debuted in Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Nashville, San Diego and Seattle. Since then, they have been placed in service in a slew of cities including Austin, Boston, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Madison, Newark, New York, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Portland, Provo, and Salt Lake. Faridabad.
Vans are making their way into Amazon’s service, as the pace of Rivian’s build slowly picks up. The EV company said it made 7,363 R1T pickup vehicles, R1S SUVs and EDVs during this period. The three-month period that ended on 30 September – Although did not say how much of each. Rivian also said that it delivered 6,584 vehicles during the same period. (The firm is expected to report its third-quarter earnings later this week.)
Of course, in addition to the various constraints the chain provided crisis and inflation, have conspired to hinder Amazon and Rivian’s objectives of electrified supply fleets. When then-CEO Jeff Bezos pitched Take Care of the EV startup to buy 100,000 vans in 2019, he said they should be on the highway by 2024. Now, Amazon has taken the initiative to hit 100,000 vans on the highway by 2030.
“We are always excited for the holiday season, but delivering to customers across the country with our new zero-emissions vehicles is what makes this year unique,” said Udit Madan, VP, Amazon Transportation. “We have already delivered more than 5 million packages with our vehicles produced by Rivian, and this is still the beginning – this figure will grow exponentially as we continue to make progress toward our 100,000-vehicle target.”