The number of available and announced models of zero-emission trucks, buses and off-road equipment in the U.S. and Canada is on track to rise nearly 78% by the end of 2020 compared to year-end 2019 – and that figure is expected to more than double by 2023, according to the Zero-Emission Technology Inventory (ZETI).
Recent corporate commitments to – and investments in – ZE vehicles include:
- UPS has invested in EV startup Arrival while also ordering 10,000 EV delivery vans for use in North America and Europe.
- FedEx will purchase 1,000 all-electric delivery vans from manufacturer Chanje
- Amazon ordered 100,000 electric delivery vans from Michigan-based startup Rivian.
- IKEA has committed to all-electric home deliveries worldwide by 2025, and by the end of 2020 in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Amsterdam and Shanghai.