Amazon has ordered 1,800 electric cars for Europe

Photo: Screenshot from Amazon fullfillment and delivery press video
Amazon has ordered 1,800 electric vans from Merceds-Benz for use in Europe. The picture shows a delivery van from Amazon Prime. Photo: Screenshot from Amazon fullfillment and delivery press video
By Reidar Molthe

4 September 2020 11:42

Amazon has ordered 1,800 electric cars for Europe

The online giant Amazon is expanding and has ordered almost 2,000 green vans for the European market.

Jeff Bezos. Photo: Amazon press photo
Jeff Bezos founded e-commerce colossus Amazon in 1994 from his garage in Seattle. He runs it as CEO and owns an 11.1% stake. In 2019, Amazon notched $280.5 billion in revenues and a record $11.5 billion in net profit, according to Forbes, a business magazine. Photo: Amazon press photo

Mercedes-Benz has received an order to supply 1,800 electric vans to Amazon. The order is part of the online platform's strategy to become CO2-neutral by 2040. The parties state this in a joint press release.

There are 1,200 Mercedes-Benz eSprints and 600 copies of the smaller model eVito, which will be used for goods deliveries in the European market, where Amazon is continuing its expansion plans.


Amazon's ambition is to build the most sustainable transport fleet in the world, and the company expects to get the vans on the roads this year, says Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos, in a statement on the agreement.

- We need continued innovation and cooperation from car manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz to make the transport sector sustainable and deal with the climate crisis, Jeff Bezos states.

The new order comes about two years after Amazon ordered 20,000 fossil-fueled Sprinters for the US market - and a year after ordering 100,000 electric cars for the US from startup Rivian Automotive.


Amazon moved into the Dutch market in March this year, and in a short time the online giant will start its business in Sweden.

Expansion plans in Denmark, Norway and Finland are also on the drawing board.

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