Tag: Amazon

Feb 25, 2021 - 06:19 pm

Flipkart & Amazon electrify fleets with EVs from Mahindra Electric

Amazon India has just partnered with Mahindra Electric and has announced they will deploy close to a hundred Mahindra Treo Zor EVs in seven major cities across the country. Amazon’s rival on the e-commerce marketplace in India, Flipkart, has also just announced that they will deploy more than 25,000 electric vehicles by 2030.

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Feb 12, 2021 - 12:27 pm

Amazon-backed Rivian looking for EV plant in Europe

The US electric car startup Rivian, supported by Amazon and Ford, is looking for European locations for a new plant. Germany, the United Kingdom and Hungary are among the countries under discussion, sources close to the matter said.

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Feb 4, 2021 - 03:18 pm

Amazon & Rivian making speedy progress (video)

After Amazon announced in September 2019 that it would order 100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian, the e-commerce giant has now begun testing the new e-transporters on delivery routes in parts of Los Angeles. The trials are right on (record) time.

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Jan 11, 2021 - 05:25 pm

Huge order for Lion Electric trucks from Amazon

Amazon plans to procure up to 2,500 all-electric Lion 6 and Lion 8 trucks from Canadian manufacturer Lion Electric by 2025. The framework agreement already concluded with Amazon in July 2020 was revealed hidden in a long stock exchange notice.

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Jan 6, 2021 - 12:42 pm

Rivian scores in new financing round

Electric car startup Rivian is reportedly close to closing a multi-billion dollar financing round. According to a media report, the new investments are expected to bring Rivian a valuation of 25 billion US dollars (around 20 billion euros).

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Dec 17, 2020 - 03:57 pm

ZeroAvia granted millions

ZeroAvia, a company specialising in electric aircraft propulsion systems, has raised the equivalent of 17.5 million euros in a Series A financing round and, in parallel, received a commitment for a million-euro grant from the British government.

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Dec 15, 2020 - 07:49 pm

Robotaxi unveiled by Amazon’s Zoox

The Californian startup Zoox, acquired by Amazon in June 2020, has just revealed a preview of its first Robotaxi. It is, of course, purely electric and is designed for fully autonomous driving, doing without either a steering wheel or driver’s cockpit.

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Dec 9, 2020 - 03:23 pm

Mercedes announces new platform for eSprinter

Mercedes-Benz Vans plans to put the eSprinter on a new platform. The ‘Electric Versatiles Platform’ (EVP) is meant to enable greater ranges and various superstructures in order to prepare the electric Sprinter for the requirements of the North American market and potential customer Amazon.

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Oct 9, 2020 - 12:32 pm

Amazon & Rivian debut custom-made electric van

Amazon presents the first tailor-made delivery van the company has developed together with Rivian. The all-electric transporter builds the base of an order that is easily not just the largest in Rivian’s young history but among the biggest in the world.

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Sep 20, 2020 - 03:00 pm

Amazon orders ten Lion Electric trucks

Amazon is now part of a growing number of customers for Lion Electric vehicles. The company that entered the zero-emission market with electric school buses now sees demand increase for its electric trucks.

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Aug 28, 2020 - 01:30 pm

Amazon orders over 1,800 electric vans from Mercedes

Amazon orders more than 1,800 electric transporters from Mercedes-Benz Vans. The order includes around 600 eVito and more than 1,200 eSprinter delivery vans, with Amazon expecting deliveries to begin this year. This is the largest order for electric vehicles from Mercedes transporter unit to date.

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Jul 31, 2020 - 12:42 pm

Amazon building major EV charging park in Germany

The e-commerce giant Amazon has announced its largest deployment of electric mobility in Germany to date. The distribution centre in Essen has been equipped with 340 charging stations and operates more than 150 electric delivery vehicles every day.

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Jul 12, 2020 - 01:48 pm

Rivian collects $2.5Bn, says production is on track

The relative newcomer in the electric vehicle space, Rivian, has raised another 2.5 billion dollars in its latest round of funding. Existing investors BlackRock and Amazon chipped in again with others joining in this time, among them the fund of George Soros.

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Jun 2, 2020 - 04:23 pm

Rivian to stick to Amazon deadline despite pandemic

The US electric car start-up Rivian has resumed work at its plant in Normal, Illinois after the interruption caused by the pandemic and now reports that there should be no delays in the schedule for the electric vans ordered by Amazon.

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Jan 20, 2020 - 10:07 pm

Amazon to use 10k EVs in India by 2025

Amazon has announced its intention to use a total of 10,000 electric vehicles in India by 2025. These are to be both electric rickshaws and four-wheeled electric vehicles from Indian production.

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Jan 15, 2020 - 04:07 pm

Amazon orders electric delivery vehicles in Munich

Amazon has enlarged its delivery fleet of the Munich-Daglfing distribution centre with several electric delivery vans. Amazon has ordered 40 Work Box and 60 charging stations from StreetScooter, plus ten eVito from Mercedes-Benz.

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Jan 6, 2020 - 11:38 am

Rivian collects 1.3 billion in financing

The US electric car manufacturer Rivian has raised 1.3 billion dollars in a new round of financing. The financing round was led by the fund company T. Rowe Price, Blackrock and included previous investors, Amazon and Ford.

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Oct 9, 2019 - 12:37 am

Electrify America now offers Level 2 EV home charger

The VW charging infrastructure subsidiary Electrify America now offers a home charging station for electric cars. The ‘Electrify America Electric Vehicle Home Charger’ features a charging power of up to 7.6kW and is available on Amazon for $499.

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Sep 21, 2019 - 09:52 pm

Amazon orders 100,000 electric vans from Rivian

Amazon orders 100,000 electric vans from Rivian, the US startup in which the online retailer had already invested heavily in February. The announcement of the van purchase is part of Amazon’s now published climate protection plan.

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Jun 6, 2019 - 04:18 pm

Amazon’s new delivery drone (video)

Amazon has just demonstrated its newest fully electric delivery drone at the re:Mars conference in Las Vegas. The drone is to fly up to 25 kilometres and be able to deliver parcels weighing up to 2.3 kilograms within 30 minutes. Amazon did not specify where the “Prime Air” service would start.

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Mar 16, 2019 - 07:43 pm

USA: Amazon now installs EV charging stations for Kia

Kia Motors America has signed Amazon as the distributor for the company’s EV charging stations, including facilitation of installation. Kia is the second carmaker after Audi to take the online (and becoming offline) giant up on the offer.

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Feb 19, 2019 - 02:56 pm

50% of Amazon deliveries to be net zero carbon by 2030

Online retail giant Amazon has announced its intention to send half of its parcels climate-neutrally by 2030. It is part of its ‘Shipment Zero’ programme, that outlines the use of electric vehicles, renewable energy and reusable packaging.

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Feb 13, 2019 - 02:26 pm

GM and Amazon interested in Rivian

General Motors and Amazon intend to acquire minority stakes in Rivian, which would raise the valuation of the EV start-up to somewhere between 1 and 2 billion dollars. If negotiations are successful, the corresponding deals could be officially announced this month.

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Jan 9, 2018 - 11:30 am

Toyota creates future concept e-Palette and alliance

With its versatile concept e-Palette put on display at CES, Toyota gives an idea of its vision of future mobility. The adaptable vehicle – of course, all-electric and autonomous – can be transformed into many different vehicle types. An alliance shall help to develop the vehicle.

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Apr 7, 2017 - 07:42 am

Hyundai, Amazon, Plug Power, Ballard, VTOL.

Hyundai-Ioniq-electric-300Hyundai to develop solid-state batteries? The Korean car manufacturer readies battery tech based on solid rather than liquid electrolytes, Korea Herold reports referring to insider information. Hyundai apparently operates pilot production facilities already but does not intend to go serial before 2025. Also Samsung SDI und LG Chem are said to research solid-state batteries as well as Toyota and BMW.
theinvestor.co.kr

Amazon tasks Plug Power: Plug Power gains a new order of no other than Amazon, who plans to deploy a fleet of H2 forklifts in 11 of its logistics centres. Delivering the corresponding tech, PlugPower estimates Amazon will spend 70m dollar on the deal in 2017 and likely twice that next year. Furthermore, Amazon is authorised to acquire 23% of the company if spending exceeds 600m dollars.
reuters.com, ir.plugpower.com

11m dollar deal for Ballard: Canadian Ballard Power Systems signed an 11m dollar order for 200 FCVeloCity systems to be delivered this year for the Chinese market. Buyer is Broad-Ocean, who intends to use them for demonstrations of H2 buses and industrial vehicles in China.
ballard.com

18 rotor drone production ready: German start-up e-volo has readied its 18 rotor electric VTOL and hopes it will be launched and authorised for commercial passenger transport soon. On top, the two-seated model shall serve the air sport market. A four-seater model is planned, too.
theverge.com

Dec 16, 2016 - 09:13 am

CHIC, Amazon.

Reading tip I: The Clean Hydrogen in European Cities (CHIC) has released its final project report, intended to help cities and bus fleet operators understand the reality of operating fuel cell buses. The report includes an environmental analysis and social study results.
chic-project.eu

Reading tip II: Amazon has completed its first delivery via drone in the UK. The buyer in Cambridge only had to wait 13 minutes for its package to arrive at his doorstep.
engadget.com (with video)

Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/03/30/abb-aws-develop-electric-mobility-cloud-for-fleets/
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