Amazon Orders 100,000 Electric Delivery Vans From EV Startup Rivian

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the company has recently 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.

Bezos announcement today, though, reveals a third vehicle in Rivian’s nascent lineup a delivery van. It suggests that rather than focusing exclusively on the off-road segment, the startup will also be looking into commercial vehicles.