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National rollout of Amazon’s electric Rivian delivery vans

Amazon has now revealed that the electric delivery vans it is purchasing from Rivian are prepared for a statewide rollout. Rivian’s R1T electric vehicles are becoming more and more noticeable throughout the US.

According to Amazon, these new trucks have safety features like sensor detection, highway- and traffic-assist technology, adaptive cruise control, collision warnings, and automatic emergency braking. They also have 360-degree visibility thanks to exterior cameras that connect to a large internal display. The vans’ occupants enjoy heated seats, auto-locking and auto-unlocking doors, and a motorised bulkhead door that opens when the driver arrives at their destination.

Even if they aren’t explicitly delivering to your house, you might still detect them if the quiet electric vehicle is parked or travelling slowly and emits a “unique exterior sound.”

By 2024, according to then-CEO Jeff Bezos, who announced a contract to purchase 100,000 vehicles from the EV company in 2019. However, they should start driving shortly in cities like Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, and St. Louis and complete 100 cities by the year’s end. Currently, Amazon intends to get 100,000 vans on the road by 2030.

With a couple of the vans in Los Angeles, Rivian-powered deliveries began in earnest last year, but they are already spreading. Over 90,000 miles and 430,000 parcels have been delivered in tests since last year, according to Amazon, while Rivian made adjustments to performance, safety, and driver comfort features.

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy stated that “today marks a critical milestone in our commitment to the Climate Pledge.” “Rivian is just getting started on our mission to have 100,000 of Rivian’s vehicles on the road by 2030. Rivian was one of the first firms Amazon invested in through the Climate Pledge Fund. In addition to being environmentally friendly, these new cars are also fantastic for drivers because they were among the safest and most comfortable delivery vehicles on the road at the time of their design.”

Similar to what Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe remarked, “We’re happy to see our relationship has kickedstart decarbonization projects across the logistics delivery business.

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