Rivian Trucks Spotted During Blue Origin Launch

William Shatner got to ride in a Blue Origin rocket on Wednesday, but he also got a ride in the new all-electric Rivian pickup.

Blue Origin’s flight on Monday included Shatner and three other astronauts. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos personally drove the astronauts to launch in the Rivian R1T.

Bezos’ Amazon is a big investor in the electric vehicle startup, having plowed around $1.8 billion into the company. Rivian has also received an order of 100,000 electric delivery vans for Amazon.

Rivian, which just started delivering vehicles to customers, has filed to go public with an $80 billion valuation.

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