Amazon has launched the most ambitious electric car purchase plan in the company’s history.
By 2030, Amazon wants to have all vehicles running, but more than 10,000 would be operational by 2022.
The company of Jeff Bezos has indicated that it will comply with the Paris Agreement against climate change signed in 2015 ten years ahead of schedule and has announced the acquisition of 100,000 cars from Rivian, all electric, to carry out parcel delivery with them.
According to Amazon, this purchase is the world’s largest order for electric vehicles for parcel delivery. The vehicles will start operating in 2021.
Amazon plans to have 10,000 of its new electric vehicles circulating on the roads by 2022 and 100% by 2030, saving four million tons of carbon per year.
In addition, the multinational ensures that it will use 100% renewable energy by 2030 and will be carbon neutral by 2040. It will also invest 100 million dollars (90.55 million euros) in reforestation projects worldwide.
“If a company with as much physical infrastructure as Amazon, which delivers more than 10,000 million items a year, can comply with the Paris Agreement ten years before, then any company can do it,” said the founder and CEO of the company, Jeff Bezos.