Amazon Partner Up With Rivian
Updated: Aug 18
Hello and welcome to your daily ChargeSmart blog! You've already seen UPS' EV delivery vans but this time, we'll be looking Amazon who also have their own EV delivery vans lined up.
Above: The Rivian Amazon delivery van
It's no secret that Rivian is a delivery van for Amazon. There’s a whole array of sizes and designs that Rivian have drawn up and the fleet is expected to be around 100,000 strong in no time. The first batch of these bespoke EVs is predicted to be ready for duty by the middle of next year. Following which, Rivian aims to deliver 10,000 vans to Amazon by 2022. The long term goal is to have 100,000 Rivian Amazon delivery vans on the road by the end of the decade.
Rivian will produced three different sized vans for Amazon, they will also have different battery capacities to be optimized for specific routes. Some of the delivery vans will be front wheel drive while others will be all wheel drive, presumably those doing the rounds in snowy or extremely wet areas.
Hello and welcome to your daily ChargeSmart blog! You've already seen UPS' EV delivery vans but this time, we'll be looking Amazon who also has their own EV delivery vans lined up.ront-wheel drive while others will be all-wheel drive, presumably those doing the rounds in snowy or extremely wet areas. an Amazon logistics management system. And since this is Amazon we are talking about, all the vans will have Alexa as standard. There are a few neat features that have been specifically designed for these vans as well. The bumpers are meant to be easily replaced so that certain sections can be swapped out quickly when damaged. There’s also the magnets. The vans will feature wall-mounted magnets which can be used to keep boxes in place or upright by aligning them with magnets on the delivery boxes. That is a very cool feature and will hopefully ensure that you don't end up with smashed boxes at your door.