Rivian Made Electric Vans are Now Delivering for Amazon

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Rivian Made Electric Vans are Now Delivering for Amazon

Amazon has a 20 percent stake in Rivian as of late 2021 and Rivian is cutting costs to pursue sustainable growth. The Rivian cargo carrier is supposed to help Amazon reach its target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, albeit it also represents a technological upgrade. The vans are focused on safety, with greater visibility and a host of driver aids that include automatic emergency braking and highway assistance. They also make use of Alexa to help drivers check the weather and improve their rides.

Amazon's rollout hasn't gone as smoothly as expected. It first started testing Rivian's vans in Los Angeles last year, and hoped to use them in as many as 16 cities by the end of 2021. The expansion was relatively slow, however, with San Francisco as the most notable addition. Amazon has revealed that Rivian's custom-made EVs are now delivering packages across the US.

Even with the delays, consumers should not be surprised if one of Rivian's electric vans delivers their next Amazon order. Consumers can now find these vans in numerous cities that include Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle and St. Louis. The company expects the vans to serve over 100 cities by the end of 2022, and still hopes to field 100,000 vehicles by 2030.

The deployment could be important the finances of both companies, where Amazon stands to benefit when its automotive partner does and Rivian needs as much business as it can get, and a wider Amazon rollout could help its bottom line.

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