Walmart Invests in Cruise, the All-Electric Self-Driving Company
By John Furner, President and CEO, Walmart U.S.
April 15, 2021
Over the years we’ve been doing a lot to learn more about the role autonomous
vehicles can play in retail, and we’ve seen enough to know it’s no longer a
question of if they’ll be scaled, but when.
delivery has become a staple in our customers’ lives, we’re focused on growing
our last mile ecosystem in a way that’s beneficial for everyone – customers,
business and the planet. With their all-electric fleet powered by 100% renewable
energy, Cruise is a natural partner as we work to take collective action on
climate change. We’re doing this not only in our own operations where we are
targeting zero emissions by 2040 and have set a goal to be powered by 100%
renewable energy by 2035, but also throughout the supply chain and our
environmental initiative, Project Gigaton, one of the largest private sector
consortiums for climate action.