The e-commerce giant is pushing for its commitment to be carbon neutral by 2040. Amazon will add Stelent’s all-electric RAM Pro Master van to its fleet when it launches in 2023. Amazon will be the first commercial customer, the companies said Wednesday. The upcoming all-electric van will be part of the 2022 CES tech trade show as part of the announcement of a broader partnership focused on software development and vehicle technology. Stelentis, a global automaker that includes the RAM brand, revealed in August 2021 that it would sell electric RAM ProMaster vans from 2023 “due to customer demand”. The electric van is part of the automaker’s $35.5 billion investment in electric vehicles and new software. Try to move away from internal combustion engines in the next four years. The automaker didn’t share many details in a post-release date announcement in August. Wednesday’s customer announcement provided one or two more details, but it was still very limited and didn’t include the number of Ram Promaster van orders. The electric vans have been designed with input from Amazon to incorporate “unique last mail delivery features,” the companies said. No company has said what those features are. In the U.S., the bulk of Amazon’s branded delivery fleet—which eventually numbered more than 70,000—have internal combustion engines. Stanlins is one of its main suppliers, with hundreds of thousands of light commercial vehicles entering Amazon since 2018. Amazon’s latest light commercial vehicles for its mail operations in North America and Europe include the Ram Promaster, Fiat Ducato, and Peugeot. and Citroën vehicles. Amazon pledged to be carbon neutral by 2040 in 2019 – 10 years ahead of the UN Paris Agreement. To help meet that goal, Amazon ordered 100,000 electric delivery trucks from publicly traded electric startup Rivian.

Amazon says it still has 100,000 van orders, and Rivian owns about 20%.

“We always knew we would need multiple electric delivery van providers to meet our ambitious sustainability goals in our new mail operations,” Amazon said in an emailed statement. “We’re interested in joining Raven, and it doesn’t change our investment, collaboration and order size and timing.”

Rivion has a contract to build 100,000 electric vehicle delivery vans for Amazon through 2024. Raven plans to deliver the first 10 Amazon orders by the end of 2021, according to Raven. With the car launching in 2023, the e-commerce company is pushing for its commitment to be carbon neutral by 2040. Amazon will be the first commercial customer for the upcoming all-electric van as part of a broader partnership, the companies said Wednesday