Tencent Technology News, under the demonstration effect of Tesla, the world's auto industry has set off a wave of developing electric vehicles, and the application of electric vehicles is becoming more and more extensive. According to the latest news from foreign media, Amazon, the world's largest e-commerce company, has also given the global electric vehicle market a “fire”. The company ordered the first batch of electric trucks.
According to the US tech news website Engadget, Amazon has officially ordered 100 Mercedes-Benz eVito trucks.
Mercedes' electric trucks will be available in volume next year, and Amazon's vehicles are expected to be operational by the end of next year.
Information shows that this electric car has a single-charge range of 100 to 150 kilometers (depending on the conditions of use) and requires six hours for a single charge.
On electric trucks, Mercedes has adopted an on-demand production model, which is designed and produced to meet the needs of customers. In addition, this electric truck is also equipped with a variety of driving modes to maximize the driving experience.
In the field of electric vehicles, Tesla, California, is in a leading position, and Tesla has already deployed electric trucks, and previously released a truck product called “Semi”. Today, Tesla electric trucks have also received orders from many well-known companies, including Wal-Mart, DHL Express, PepsiCo, and Canadian food chain Loblaws. Among them, PepsiCo has ordered 100 vehicles and is a Tesla electric truck. The largest scheduled customer.
Just recently, the French company Renault also released the second generation of electric trucks.
Amazon is the world's largest e-commerce company with operations in many countries. Amazon is also involved in the field of logistics and express delivery. Amazon owns transportation equipment such as trucks and airplanes, and even enters the maritime field. Obviously, if Amazon turns to electric vehicles in logistics or express delivery vehicles, it will bring a rich "cake" to the global electric vehicle market.
According to reports, there is a deep intersection between Amazon and the truck industry. In addition to the use of trucks by the company's logistics and express delivery business, Amazon has another service, which is called “Uber” in the field of trucking, which is the role of many truck drivers and cargo owners in the United States. Intermediary platform.
In addition to electric trucks, self-driving trucks have become another investment and R&D hotspot. Uber's Otto company has conducted the first long-distance self-driving truck delivery test in US history, and a number of technology companies around the world are developing self-driving trucks.
According to foreign media analysis, once the technology of self-driving trucks matures, Amazon, which has been reducing logistics operation costs, will become the first users of self-driving trucks.