Amazon's Rivian-produced electric vans will deliver holiday packages in more than 100 U.S. cities this year, the company said Monday.
The EV fleet began making deliveries this summer in more than a dozen cities, and it has since expanded to additional locations, according to a post on Amazon's website. New cities where customers will encounter the vans include Boston, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, New York, Oakland and Pittsburgh.
“We’re always excited for the holiday season, but making deliveries to customers across the country with our new zero-emission vehicles for the first time makes this year unique,” said Udit Madan, vice president of Amazon Transportation, in a statement.
Amazon reported it has delivered more than 5 million packages to U.S. customers using the Rivian EVs since July. The company first announced its EV order in 2019, after which Rivian encountered supply chain hurdles that challenged production levels.
Amazon currently has more than 1,000 electric delivery vehicles in its fleet making U.S. deliveries, with the aim of having thousands on the road by the end of this year. By 2030, Amazon and Rivian want to grow the fleet to 100,000 vehicles.
Decarbonizing its transportation fleet will aid Amazon's goal of net-zero carbon emissions across its operations by 2040. The company's operations in Europe are also advancing this effort, with plans to more than double the size of its electric van delivery fleet on the continent by 2025.