Electric Vehicles Could Deliver Your Walmart Groceries in 2023

Walmart signed a deal with Canoo to purchase 4,500 electric delivery vehicles that could be out in the streets by 2023.

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Walmart's deal with Canoo includes an option to purchase up to 10,000 vehicles.

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Starting in 2023, your Walmart grocery hauls could be delivered to you via all-electric vehicles. The superstore giant signed a deal with electric vehicle maker Canoo to purchase 4,500 EVs with the option to purchase up to 10,000, the companies said in a joint press release on Tuesday.

Walmart expects to begin using its fleet of Canoo Lifestyle Delivery Vehicles to deliver online orders to customers in 2023, as part of the retailer's goal of achieving zero emissions by 2040. However, advanced deliveries will begin in the coming weeks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to the release. 

"We're thrilled to continue diversifying our last mile delivery fleet with Canoo's unique and sustainably focused all-electric technology which will provide our associates with safe, ergonomic delivery vehicles," said David Guggina, Walmart's senior vice president of innovation and automation. "By continuing to expand our last mile delivery fleet in a sustainable way, we're able to provide customers and Walmart Plus members with even more access to same-day deliveries while keeping costs low."

The deal comes as Walmart works to expand its InHome delivery service, among other delivery options, to serve more customers in new ways. Prior to expanding its drone delivery service in May, Walmart reserved 5,000 BrightDrop electric delivery vans in January to help support InHome deliveries beginning as early as 2023.