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Amazon is in talks to buy stake in AI truck-driving startup Plus

It also ordered 1,000 autonomous driving systems from Plus

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Ford F-150, Mach-E, Bronco and more will get Amazon Alexa

Vehicles with SYNC-4 can use it hands-free for everything except streaming music

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Amazon's Jeff Bezos backs corporate tax increase to pay for infrastructure

Biden had singled out Amazon for using loopholes to pay no federal income tax

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Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel aims to build world's top battery recycler

Redwood Materials will partner with Panasonic and Amazon

Straubel aims to leverage two partnerships, one with Panasonic Corp , the Japanese battery manufacturer that is teamed with Tesla at the Nevada gigafactory, and one announced weeks ago with e-commerce giant Amazon . With production of electric vehicles and batteries about to explode, Straubel says his ultimate goal is to "make a material impact on sustainability, at an industrial scale."

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Amazon orders 1,800 Mercedes-Benz electric vans for European deliveries

The tally stands at 1,800 from Mercedes, 100,000 from Rivian

A majority of the electric vehicles from Daimler AG's car and vans division will go into service this year, the company said, adding that it had ordered 1,200 of Mercedes-Benz's larger eSprinter models and 600 of the midsize eVitos. The order is the largest for Mercedes-Benz's electric vehicles to date and includes 800 vans for Germany and 500 for the United Kingdom. It is dwarfed, however, by Amazon's recent order for 100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian Automotive LLC, a startup it has

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Amazon begins rolling out bigger UPS and FedEx-style delivery trucks

Ordered over 2,200 walk-in trucks from Shyft Group

Amazon.com is launching a new fleet of bigger, boxier trucks like those favoured by rival package carriers United Parcel Service Inc and FedEx Corp , as it fights to fix widespread pandemic-fueled delivery delays that sent customers into the arms of competitors like Walmart Inc . The world's largest online retailer ordered more than 2,200 heavy-duty Utilimaster "walk-in" delivery trucks from Shyft Group , a Michigan-based speciality vehicle company, an Ama

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Amazon buying self-driving startup Zoox for over $1 billion

Company's invested in Aurora Innovation, too

The report did not mention the exact purchase price and added Amazon is unlikely to disclose it when the deal is announced, likely to be on Friday. A majority of Zoox investors are getting their money back, with some making a positive return, the report added. Lux Capital, DFJ and Atlassian co-founder Michael Cannon-Brooks are some of the investors.

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NYC wants to replace delivery trucks with bicycles

UPS, Amazon and DHL have signed up for the cargo bike pilot program

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Amazon is ordering 100,000 Rivian electric delivery vans

Jeff Bezos announces a broad plan to become net carbon neutral

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Amazon’s auto ambitions: Taking a look under the hood

Virtually everything short of building a car

Amazon.com Inc is expanding its transportation prowess to do virtually everything short of building a car. While Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has said little publicly about the company's ambitions in the sector, the strategy is aimed at leveraging Amazon's strengths in logistics, cloud computing and digital services together with new interests in related fields from robotics to manufacturing, according to more than two dozen people, including Amazon executives and industry executives famil

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CNBC explores the life of Amazon Flex drivers

Amazon spent $9 billion in shipping costs in Q4 2018

Amazon spent $9 billion in shipping costs in Q4 2018.

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Kia and Amazon team up to sell at-home electric charging stations

Amazon will have the station installed in your home

Amazon will have the station installed in your home.

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Amazon testing home delivery by 'Scout' self-driving robots

They'll roam a Seattle-area suburban neighborhood

Amazon is bringing delivery robots to the streets of a Seattle suburb. The online shopping giant says it started to test self-driving robots in Snohomish County, Washington, Wednesday that can bring Amazon packages to shoppers' doorsteps. The robots are light blue, about the size of a Labrador retriever, have six wheels and the Amazon smile logo stamped on its side, according to Amazon photos. Six of them will be roaming the sidewalks and streets of the neighborhood. A

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Update: We live-streamed The Grand Tour Game

There was a delay, but we finally got to try it

There was a delay, but we finally got to try it.

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