Amazon has been no stranger to the EV market, and now Lion Electric will join names like Rivian and Mercedes-Benz to produce electric delivery trucks to their fleet.
In a new initiative called “The Climate Pledge” introduced last year, Amazon publicized its carbon-neutral commitment across the company. Following the announcement, Amazon confirmed a huge order placed with electric vehicle start-up Rivian, to provide 100,000 electric delivery vans.
More recently, Mercedes-Benz announced that it joined Amazon’s Climate Pledge. Following its carbon-neutral commitment, Mercedes received an order from Amazon for 1,800 electric vans.
Today, Amazon announced that Lion Electrics will be next in line with an order placed for 10 electric trucks:
“This fall Amazon is deploying 10 new battery-electric vehicles from Lion Electric — part of our sustainable trucking logistics that support the Climate Pledge.“
Lion Electric is based in Quebec, Canada, and last year launched an all-electric urban class 8 truck with a claimed range of up to 250 miles. Looking at the image, it is seemingly the truck that Amazon will be adding to its electric delivery vehicle lineup.