Amazon will be the first commercial customer for the new ProMaster BEV, an offshoot of the Stellantis-branded Ram electric Fiat Ducato, coming to the U.S. market in 2023. The company has confirmed the order, but many details are not yet known.
Stellantis says Amazon will put "thousands" of examples of the Ram ProMaster BEV on the streets of the U.S. each year. Stellantis isn't giving more details on the order yet.
The order for the ProMaster BEV is only mentioned in passing as a "separate agreement" in the current announcement - it's actually about a software cooperation between Amazon and Stellantis: from 2024, jointly developed software solutions are to be used in the new STLA SmartCockpit digital interior platform (including Amazon's Alexa voice assistant), and Stellantis will also use Amazon's AWS cloud service as its "preferred cloud provider".
The e-commerce giant has been working on an electric fleet for quite some time now, with the company aiming to be carbon neutral by 2040. Amazon had already placed an order with Rivian in 2019 for 100,000 electric delivery trucks by 2030 and also plans to procure up to 2,500 all-electric trucks from Canadian manufacturer Lion Electric by 2025. Amazon had also placed an order with Mercedes-Benz Vans for more than 1,800 e-vans for Europe and also plans to deploy a total of 10,000 e-vehicles in India by 2025, which will reportedly be e-rickshaws and Indian-made four-wheeled electric vehicles.