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Amazon Buys Electric Mercedes Vans in Green Effort

  • Vans will be on the road in Europe by end of 2020, Amazon says
  • Company already plans to buy 100,000 Rivian electric vehicles
Electric Mercedes Amazon van
Electric Mercedes Amazon vanSource: Amazon.com
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Amazon.com Inc. is buying 1,800 electric delivery vans from Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz, the retailer’s biggest commitment to date to cut the carbon footprint of its delivery operations in Europe.

The deal, for the German automaker’s eSprinter and eVito models, will be complete by the end of the year, Amazon said in a statement on Friday. It comes two years after Amazon agreed to buy 20,000 conventionally fueled Mercedes Sprinter vans to help build its package delivery operations in the U.S.