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Amazon has offered a look at the Rivian-designed van that will electrify its delivery fleet.
In addition to ordering 100,000 vans from Rivian, Amazon is also an investor.
In a blog post, Amazon showed one of three different models customized with Rivian to “enhance the driver experience and optimize safety.”
“When we set out to create our first customized electric delivery vehicle with Rivian, we knew that it needed to far surpass any other delivery vehicle,” Ross Rachey, Director of Amazon’s Global Fleet and Products, said in a release. “We wanted drivers to love using it and customers to feel excited when they saw it driving through their neighborhood and pulling up to their home. We combined Rivian’s technology with our delivery logistics knowledge, and the result is what you see here-the future of last mile delivery.”
According to the release, the van’s features include:
Rivian is set to start production next year on its all-electric R1T pickup and R1S sport utility vehicle. To date, Rivian has raised nearly $6 billion, including strategic capital from companies like Ford, Amazon, and Cox Automotive in 2019.