Amazon intends to meet the objectives of the Paris Treaty to reduce CO2 emissions even 10 years earlier than provided for in the agreement and will electrify its fleet. Within the next 5 years, it will buy as many as 100K electric delivery vans from Rivian. For the time being, the delivery vehicle model of this brand exists only in the visualisations.
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, announced last week the replacement of company’s van fleet with green electric vehicles. The manufacturer of EVs Rivian is expected to deliver 100,000 vans to the e-commerce giant within 5 years, although the company has not yet launched this model. Interestingly, although Rivian has been operating on the market for 10 years, it has not yet launched serial production.
Last year, the company presented two electric vehicles – an SUV R1S and an R1T pickup truck. Both vehicles are very luxurious and in the premium version with a 180 kWh battery has a range of 600 km. Still, none of them reached the client. Only registrations and deposits are made.
These are going to be great for the environment and the drivers as they will be loaded with safety features and maybe I’m biased but I think they look super cool! pic.twitter.com/yksRolpOpX
— Dave Clark (@davehclark) September 19, 2019
Amazon has invested in the maker
Rivian received two large cash injections this year. In two rounds of financing, it raised $1.2 billion, of which $700 million from Amazon and the remaining $500 million from Ford. With such money, the vehicle manufacturer will have no problem meeting all commitments and orders.