Vehicle manufacturers are ramping up electric vehicle production, so big companies like Amazon, AT&T, and IKEA are telling vehicle manufacturers what kinds of EVs they want. Here’s the “blueprint” that members of the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance are today presenting to makers like Volvo, GM, and Daimler explaining which EVs they want to purchase in the United States over the next five years.
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The Denver metro area of Colorado is the next major city to see Amazon packages delivered by Rivian electric vans. The vans were spotted this past week across Denver and its surrounding cities, such as Boulder and Aurora. The capital of Colorado remains one of 16 cities currently planned for a rollout of Rivian vans by Amazon.
amazon Stories March 18, 2021
E-commerce giant Amazon is now testing its custom-made Rivian electric vans in San Francisco. It’s now the second city where Amazon is using its Rivian vans, behind Los Angeles.
Amazon chose San Francisco as its No. 2 city because it wanted to put its e-vans to the test on the city’s steep hills and in its variable climate.
amazon Stories March 10, 2021
- The Bezos Earth Fund’s new CEO Andrew Steer says it will spend its $10 billion by 2030, but he hasn’t yet provided a road map.
- EV charging industry association ChargeUp Europe gains its 13th member, Portugal’s Power Dot.
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Amazon has officially started using the first Rivian electric vans to make customer deliveries in Los Angeles.
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Amazon is unveiling today its electric delivery van made by Rivian, and we get to see its cool interior for the first time.
amazon Stories September 17, 2020
Tesla co-founder JB Straubel has received backing from Amazon for his battery material recycling venture: Redwood Materials.
amazon Stories September 16, 2020
Amazon has made several electric vehicle orders lately to build a fleet of electric delivery vehicles, and today, it is adding trucks from Lion Electric to the list.
amazon Stories August 28, 2020
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.
amazon Stories June 24, 2020
Online retail giant Amazon has announced a $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund, a venture capital fund, in order to support green energy developments to fight climate change.
amazon Stories February 6, 2020
Amazon released a closer look at its upcoming new electric delivery van built by Rivian, who is supposed to produce 100,000 of them. expand full story
amazon Stories September 25, 2019
Rivian and Amazon are finding more ways to collaborate with the R1T electric pickup having Alexa support, as demonstrated at an Amazon event today. expand full story
amazon Stories April 9, 2019
Amazon announced three new wind farms on Monday as part of its long-term commitment to 100 percent renewable energy throughout its global infrastructure. But a separate report the same day questions that commitment, while probing the e-commerce giant’s connection to Big Oil.
amazon Stories March 14, 2019
Kia announced that it is partnering with Amazon to sell and install electric car charging stations — becoming the second automaker to get onboard with the online retail giant becoming a charging station hub. expand full story
amazon Stories February 15, 2019
After rumors earlier this week that GM and Amazon were interested in Rivian, an electric pickup and SUV maker, the company has now confirmed that they are closing a $700 million round of funding led by Amazon. expand full story
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Amazon sells pretty much everything and it already sells electric car home chargers, but now the company also wants to get involved in the installation process with a full “turn-key” solution – starting with the Audi e-tron quattro. expand full story
amazon Stories July 2, 2018
Logistics companies from around the world are starting to look at electric powertrains for their delivery vehicles in order to reduce costs.
Now Amazon is getting on board with a fleet of all-electric vans from Mercedes-Benz. expand full story
amazon Stories October 19, 2017
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos inaugurates an impressive new wind farm
Jeff Bezos atop a wind farm breaking it in with a bottle of bubbly is pretty intense. Amazon’s founder made his way up one of more than 100 new wind turbines in Texas celebrating a major renewable energy project coming online.
The 253-megawatt “Amazon Wind Farm Texas” in Scurry County is part Amazon’s long-term goal to reach 100% renewable energy. As of the end of 2016, the company was beyond 40% – and expects to break 50% before the end of 2017.
amazon Stories August 25, 2016
Today, Amazon announced a new tool called ‘Amazon Vehicles‘, which it describes as “a car research destination and automotive community”. It looks like the vehicles are actually listed for sales like you can see above, but you can really only “add them to your garage” and it will instead suggest compatible accessories and parts.
amazon Stories April 27, 2016
Green Deals: Amazon’s best-selling outdoor solar light $12 or 2 for $24 (Reg. $14/ea.), more
Patozon (100% positive feedback from 28,000+) via Amazon offers the Mpow 8-LED Solar Outdoor Light for $13.99. Applying coupon code XFMNHHOW drops the final price to $11.99 Prime shipped. If you buy two the price will go to $22.99 (Reg. $30) with promo code HV5Z3B9O. That’s up to $7 off the regular going rate and the best offer available.
Mpow’s 8 LED Wireless Outdoor Lights are perfect for easily illuminating a path or walkway. Because it uses solar power, you won’t have to purchase batteries to keep things running. The built-in sensor can detect movement from up to 26-feet away and a waterproof design protects the light from damage. This is the #1 best-selling patio light at Amazon where it has collected a 4.5/5 star rating from over 1,100 reviewers.
Today’s Top Green Deals:
- Rescue 50-Gallon Rain Barrel: $100 (Reg. $120) | Home Depot
- Nitecore i2 Rechargeable Battery Charger: $11 (Reg. $15) | Amazon
- Greenes 4-x-4-foot Cedar Raised Garden Bed: $30 (Reg. $50) | Ace
- Karcher 1,800 PSI Electric Pressure Washer: $170 (Reg. $197) | Home Depot
- VTech AA Rechargeable Batteries w/ Charger: $5 (Reg. $10+) | Newegg Flash
amazon Stories March 24, 2016
In just the past few weeks, Tesla lost 2 Vice-Presidents. Last week, we reported on Tesla’s Vice President of Global Communications Ricardo Reyes leaving the company, and now we learn that the automaker’s VP of Finance and Worldwide Controller is leaving to return to Amazon as VP of Finance.
Michael Zanoni joined Tesla from Amazon in 2014. expand full story
amazon Stories January 22, 2016
Software developer MOSAIC put together a quick demo of their latest project; a new ‘Alexa Skill’ that lets you connect your Tesla Model S to your Amazon Echo in order to perform the same functions the Tesla App can do, but through Alexa’s voice commands. expand full story