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Amazon orders 100,000 electric delivery vans

(CNN) -- Amazon has ordered 100,000 custom electric delivery vans.

The tech giant released a blog post and video showing how much is going into the design and development.

Amazon has partnered with Rivian, producer of emissions-free electric vehicles.

It says its delivery drivers gave input for the design and functionality.

The vehicles will include features like automated emergency braking, an automatic warning system that detects distracted driving behavior, and built-in Alexa integration for drivers to ask for help or use voice commands for packages.

Amazon expects to start using the electric vans next year. It plans to have 10,000 on the road as early as 2022 and use all 100,000 by 2030.

Meanwhile, UPS announced last week that they are investing in U.K.-based startup "Arrival" and ordering 10,000 electric delivery vans.

They'll be rolled out in the U.K. and North America from 2020 to 2024.

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