Last week, a Michigan-based vehicle company announced it landed an order of more than 2,000 delivery vans from “North America’s leading e-commerce retailer.” Amazon confirmed to Business Insider on July 24 that the Seattle-based e-commerce giant was indeed that retailer.
According to a release from Spartan, the 2,237 delivery vans will be built during the second half of 2019. They’re being customized for Amazon and its “last mile delivery requirements.”
The order to Spartan Motors, the specialty vehicle manufacturer, underlines again where Amazon’s delivery aspirations lie. Rather than depending on the US Postal Service, UPS, or FedEx for its last-mile deliveries, experts say Amazon will continue to invest into its own network.