Amazon will order 100,000 electric delivery vans from EV startup Rivian, Jeff Bezos says
Thursday, 19 September 2019 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the company has placed an order for 100,000 electric delivery vans from Michigan-based startup Rivian. The announcement came during an event on Thursday in Washington, DC where Bezos unveiled Amazon’s sweeping plan to tackle climate change.
Bezos said he expects 100,000 Rivian vans to be on the road by 2024, according to USA Today reporter Nathan Bomey. The first vans will hit the road in 2021, with prototypes possibly arriving as soon as 2020. Minutes after Bezos’ announcement, Amazon senior vice president for operations Dave Clark tweeted a rendering of the vehicle.
Rivian is a relatively new name in the electric vehicle industry, having only debuted its pickup truck and SUV at the end of November 2018. But...