And by the year 2022, it will have 10,000 vehicles that will be making deliveries. Amazon has recently announced that its newest delivery vans will be on the road this year, and they will deliver in more than 10 cities. This electric vehicle delivery van which was developed by the company Rivian is already making waves by delivering to numerous customers in LA. Amazon has decided to increase the number of cities to 16, and will be increasing the vehicles up to 10,000 units by the year 2022. The company has so far not given the names of the cities it will choose.
In a small video, Amazon’s director of the fleet, Ross Rachey has said that they are very glad that the customers have liked the delivery service and have complimented the design of the van as something unique. They further said that the van was built from the get-go as something that is for deliveries only, and its unique look will represent Amazon globally on the streets.
The vehicle from Rivian that Amazon is using can travel up to 400 miles in one charge and can travel 60 mph only in 3 seconds. The electric van that Amazon is going to use was seen to be very silent, but at times it made some noises, those noises are artificial because electric vehicles do not produce any noise when they are running. According to the regulatory departments, they are advised to make sounds so that the public can be aware that a vehicle is approaching them.
The sound that was chosen was deemed by the public as something from a sci-fi movie, it kinda sounded like a lo-fi beat as well that people can jive to in the parking lot. Although, this is not the final sound chosen for the delivery fan, much things can be changed and made better till they roll out.