Amazon has delivered over 150 million packages using Rivian’s electric vehicles, the company said last week.
The e-commerce giant has rolled over 5,000 electric delivery vehicles across more than 800 U.S. cities, since it began using Rivian EVs last summer. Cities where Amazon’s custom electric vans are being used to make deliveries include Baltimore, Houston, Las Vegas, New York, Seattle and Miami.
Amazon placed an order for 100,000 custom electric vehicles from Rivian in 2019 in an effort to decarbonize its transportation fleet as part of its larger sustainability goals.
“Since 2015, we have invested in materials, processes, and technologies that have reduced per-shipment packaging weight by 38% and eliminated over 1.5 million tons of packaging material,” the company said.
Apart from the U.S., Amazon plans to invest more than 1 billion euros over the next five years, according to the blog post, to boost its decarbonization efforts across Europe.