Amazon has reportedly upgraded its truck fleet with hundreds of vehicles running on natural gas

According to Reuters, Amazon is upgrading its fleet of trucks with hundreds of natural gas-powered vehicles to explore new ways to reduce CO2 emissions. The tech company ordered more than 700 compressed natural gas trucks to travel from warehouses to distribution centers, according to the report. The company is currently testing new types of vehicles, including electrically compressed natural gas, Reuters reported. Amazon didn’t immediately comment on the report to Insider. The trucks will be supplied by a joint venture between Cummins Inc and Westport Fuel Systems Inc, Reuters said. According to its October statement, Amazon has been looking for ways to go carbon neutral by 2040 to support the Climate Pledge engagement. According to a report released by McKinsey & Company in June, the panic buying caused by the pandemic increased truck volume by around 30% in 2020 as delivery activity increased. Most of the country’s cargo is delivered by medium and heavy trucks, which account for more than 20% of the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions, despite only making up 5% of the road fleet, according to Reuters.