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In an attempt to reduce carbon footprint, Amazon has placed an order for 100,000 electric delivery trucks with Rivian. The orders will be ready for deployment in 2021 and should give Amazon a significant boost in terms of their delivery network.
The latest move comes after Amazon announced that the company is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2040. The company also noted that it plans to covert its entire fleet to renewable energy by 2030. Recently, the company also announced three new projects in Ireland, Sweden and the United States to power AWS infrastructure globally.
Amazon has been working on shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy for quite some time now. The latest announcement is just another example of Amazon trying to be less dependent on fossil fuels. The good news is that Amazon is not the only company that’s trying to be carbon neutral. Other tech giants like Google and Apple are also trying to be carbon neutral or at least reduce the carbon footprint. Even Microsoft recently signed power purchase agreements with EDP Renewables North America LLC to work on a wind energy project based out of Paulding County, OH. Nevertheless, Amazon’s latest announcement should push other companies to achieve a carbon-neutral status which will ultimately be good for the environment.