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Deliveries in the US are being made by “over a thousand” Rivian electric vans, according to Amazon

Last July, the first Electric Delivery Vans went on the road. They have now assisted in the delivery of more than 5 million items in about 100 US cities and regions.
The number of electric delivery vans built in Rivian for Amazon is increasing. The retail behemoth’s new zero-tailpipe emission vehicles have delivered more than 5 million packages in the US since going on sale earlier this year, and its fleet now numbers more than 1,000 EDVs (electric delivery vans).

The company’s whole fleet of transportation still only numbers 20,000 branded trailers and 30,000 delivery trucks with the Amazon mark. Rivian, though, anticipates eventually providing the company with 100,000 vans for the electric component, which is rising.

The EDVs were initially introduced in Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Nashville, San Diego, and Seattle beginning in July. Since then, a large number of new cities have adopted them, including Austin, Boston, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Madison, Newark, New York, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Portland, Provo, and Salt Lake City.

The company’s whole transportation fleet still only makes up a small portion of that.

As Rivian’s manufacturing pace gradually picks up, the vehicles have been entering Amazon’s service. The EV manufacturer claimed to have produced 7,363 R1T pickup trucks, R1S SUVs, and EDVs in the three months that concluded on September 30; however, it did not specify how many of each type of vehicle it produced. Rivian added that throughout the same period, 6,584 automobiles were delivered. (Later this week, the business is anticipated to report its third quarter earnings.)

Of course, problems with the supply chain, inflation, and other obstacles have combined to thwart Amazon and Rivian’s plans for an electric delivery fleet. By 2024, according to then-CEO Jeff Bezos, who announced a contract to purchase 100,000 vehicles from the EV company in 2019. By 2030, Amazon hopes to have 100,000 vans on the road.

Udit Madan, vice president of Amazon Transportation, stated, “We’re always excited about the holiday season, but making deliveries to customers throughout the country with our new zero-emission cars for the first time makes this year exceptional.” “We’ve already delivered more than 5 million parcels using our Rivian-built vehicles, and this is just the beginning—that number will increase exponentially as we move closer to our goal of 100,000 vehicles.”

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