All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. Amazon announced Friday that it has ordered more than 1,800 electric vans from German automaker Daimler's Mercedes-Benz unit as part of its bid to … © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg. Last year, Amazon announced a … Amazon announced in February 2019 that it is investing $700 million in Rivian. Recommended For You Two-thirds, or 1,200 of the vehicles will be Mercedes-Benz’s eSprinter, while 600 will be the midsize eVitos. Mercedes-Benz has said it intends to offer a carbon neutral fleet of light and commercial vehicles by 2039.

Earlier this year United Parcel Service Earlier this year Amazon ordered 100,000 electric delivery vans from startup Rivian Automotive. Daimler also owns Freightliner and Western Star, both manufacturers of large commercial trucks, which still rely heavily on diesel powertrains. Earlier this month, Daimler agreed to settle charges brought by U.S. regulators that I cheated on diesel emission tests. Ford in planning to launch a battery-only version of its Transit van in 2022. Amazon announced in February 2019 that it is investing $700 million in Rivian. As part of the purchase agreement with Mercedes-Benz, the German automaker joined The Climate Pledge, an Amazon initiative launched in 2019 to become what Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has called “the most sustainable transportation fleet in the world.”. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg, EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change. Bloomberg reported that only the Mercedes-Benz division of parent Daimler committed to The Climate Pledge. Amazon has placed an order of 1,800 electric vans with Mercedes-Benz, adding to the 100,000 electric delivery vans it has on order with Rivian. 2 vehicle lengths are available; the Long (L2) which offers a load compartment volume of 6.0m3 and the Extra Long (L3) with 6.6m3. It has a range of up to 93* miles.

A Mercedes-Benz electric Vito van, manufactured by Daimler AG, stands on stage at the IAA Commercial ... [+] Vehicles Show in Hanover, Germany, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. I have worked through three recessions, chronicled the rise of Asia and European automakers in the U.S., the bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrysler, and witnessed. AMZN The pledge commits signatories to achieve net zero carbon by 2040. Most of the new EVs will be deployed in Europe by the end of 2020, according to Amazon. Amazo The eVito Electric Panel Van delivers an innovative solution to sustainable transport; comfortable, secure and functional, just as you would expect from Mercedes-Benz Vans. UPS The plan is to deliver the first of the Amazon vans in 2021, but the entire order of 100,000 will be spread over the next decade, with the goal of delivering 100,000 by 2030. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. The settlement and related charges are expected to cost the German manufacturer $1.5 billion, to be spread over three years.

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n has ordered 1,800 Mercedes-Benz electric vans, a significant step toward its goal of carbon neutrality by 2040, the online retailer said Friday.

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agreed to buy 10,000 electric trucks from Arrival Ltd., a U.K.-based manufacturer of battery-powered commercial trucks and buses. About two years ago Amazon agreed to buy 20,000 of Mercedes-Benz’s non-electric Sprinter vans. Volkswagen AG's truck unit is pushing to reduce its dependence on its main European market and lift profit margins in a challenge to commercial-vehicle industry leaders Daimler AG and Volvo AB.

GM Volkswagen AG's truck unit is pushing to reduce its dependence on its main European market and lift profit margins in a challenge to commercial-vehicle industry leaders Daimler AG and Volvo AB.
Rivian is producing an electric pickup truck and utility vehicle, as well as the commercial vans, at a former Mitsubishi assembly plant in Normal, Ill. Other companies with large fleets of delivery vehicles have been pushing to ween their vehicles off gasoline and diesel.

I have worked through three recessions, chronicled the rise of Asia and European automakers in the U.S., the bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrysler, and witnessed the early stages of autonomous vehicle development. is developing an all-electric van, code-named BV1, which it plans to start producing in late 2021, according to Reuters. The new order is not the online retail giant’s largest EV purchase.

Earlier this year Amazon ordered 100,000 electric delivery vans from startup Rivian Automotive.