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Friday, 18 September 2020 17:34

Amazon Deploys 10 Lion Electric Trucks

Written by Mark Kane, Inside EVs

Amazon announced it will deploy 10 all-electric trucks from Lion Electric this fall in California as part of its electrification initiative, mostly based on 100,000 Rivian EV vans by 2030, the first to be deployed in 2021.

The order follows "a long time" discussion between Amazon and the Quebec-based Lion Electric, which recently scored also its largest order for up to 50 trucks for The Canadian National Railway.

 

In the case of Amazon, before purchasing the truck, it was required to prove its performance in various conditions.

 

"“They came to drive them in various conditions, in the snow, in good weather. We’ve been in talks with them for a long time. They validated the product, ” said Lion CEO Marc Bédard.

 

Meanwhile, in Europe, Amazon just ordered more than 1,800 all-electric vans from Mercedes-Benz. With hundreds of BEVs on the road today and thousands ordered, Amazon soon might become one of the largest EV fleets globally.

 

We thank Inside EVs for reprint permission.

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