Amazon bulks up its delivery network with huge electric vehicle order

Amazon placed an order for 100,000 electric delivery vehicles, Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, announced on Twitter today. The vans, from Rivian Automotive, are expected to begin delivering packages in 2021. The move is not altogether surprising, as Amazon earlier this year led a $700 million equity investment in Rivian Automotive, […]

TPS Logistics, Airspace Experience Technologies collaborate on eVTOL for logistics [VIDEO]

Michigan-based logistics company TPS Logistics signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with aviation technology start-up Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX) to work together on introducing electric vertical take-off and landing, wing-lifted (eVTOL) aircraft into the logistics market, ASX announced in a press release yesterday. “TPS Logistics will help ASX determine routes, what kind of cargo the […]

Electric truck use grows in delivery services with Dachser, UPS

As companies strive to be more energy efficient, and as several European countries have focused on reducing gas-powered vehicle use as part of the Paris Climate Accord, logistics companies are following suit and investing in growing their electric vehicle fleets. Most recently, Dachser announced it would begin operating Daimler’s Fuso eCanter electric vehicles, and UPS […]