While many people talk about climate change, Amazon is taking action. The on-line retailer is ordering 100,000 electric delivery vehicles from Rivian. They say the vans will start delivering packages to customers in 2021. By 2022, Amazon plans to have 10,000 of the new electric vehicles on the road, and all 100,000 rolling by 2030. This is in addition to the investment Amazon previously announced with Rivian.
Amazon’s move is part of what’s being called The Climate Pledge. Organizations that sign the pledge agree to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040. That’s 10-years ahead of the Paris Accord’s goal of 2050. Organizers hope by speeding up the rate at which companies do more to improve the environment, it will stimulate investment in the development of low carbon products and services.