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Amazon buys 100,000 Rivian electric vans



Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com Inc., will speak on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at the National Press Club, Washington, DC.

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Jeff Bezos said Amazon has ordered 100,000 electric vehicles from start-up Rivian Automotive to fully convert the company's fleet to renewable energy.

The purchase order was confirmed by a tweet by David Clark, Amazon Senior Vice President of Operations is the largest electric vehicle contract so far.

"[We] Prototypes will be on the road next year, but 1

00,000 will be used by 2024," said Amazon's Bezos CEO, on the Trucks. "So many of these things, we do not have magic crystal balls to look to the future, but that's a pretty good timeline."

The purchase of Amazon is part of its plan to change its delivery fleet to 100%. renewable energy by 2030. The e-commerce retailer already operates 40% of its fleet with renewable energy.

Despite the enormous volume of orders, the manufacturer of electric vehicles stated that it would not affect its other production plans.

According to a spokeswoman for Rivian, Amy Mast, the company plans to ship the R1T pickup and R1S SUV as planned by the end of 2020.

"For Amazon, the first vehicles will be delivered by 2021, with 10,000 vehicles on the road by the end of 2022," she said.

Amazon and Ford are among the investors in the EV startup, which focuses on pickups and electric trucks.


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