Why is Amazon buying up Rivian electric vans?

Why is Amazon buying up Rivian electric vans?

February 5, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Amazon has been working quite closely with the electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian recently. Amazon’s goal is to build the “greenest” fleet in the world.

It is not surprising that the American company Amazon, which owns one of the world’s largest trading platforms, expects to create a huge fleet of all-electric vans. They selected vans from the manufacturer of the all-electric R1T pickup truck and Rivian’s three-row R1S SUV. However, so far there has not been much information about this collaboration.

A couple of minutes ago it became known that Amazon had pre-ordered 100,000 vans from Rivian.

Today Amazon posted a blog post that included videos and several images that help “shed more light” on the company’s future plans. According to representatives of Amazon, electric vans will begin to appear on public roads, starting in 2021.

 Here’s what Amazon RAC Director Amazon Global Products and Products Ross Rachi said: “We are trying to create the most environmentally friendly fleet in the world. It should also be the most functional, the most effective, the safest. ”

 Amazon has ordered a huge fleet of electric vans as part of the so-called “Climate Commitment,” which is part of the Paris Climate Agreement. The company’s goal is to get rid of automobiles using internal combustion engines by 2040 already.

 To achieve their goal, Amazon specialists spent almost two years exploring potential partners that make electric cars. In the end, she chose the American Rivian, which previously invested an amount of $ 1.3 million.