Rivian Automotive, Inc. has announced that it will enable companies other than Amazon to purchase its custom-designed Rivian Commercial Van. Amazon initially had an exclusive contract with Rivian.
This move provides companies all around the world more opportunity to electrify their delivery fleets, which will help to further reduce CO2 emissions.
The vehicle’s safety features include automatic emergency braking, collision warnings, and 360-degree visibility.
When applied to the commercial space, this enables Rivian to provide easy access to critical fleet information – including real-time data and remote commands, driver and vehicle insights, alerts and analytics.
RJ Scaringe, CEO of Rivian, says: “We’re excited to open sales of our electric commercial van to more businesses. Around a quarter of CO2 emitted in the transportation sector in the US comes from commercial vehicles, so it’s imperative we do all we can as soon as possible to help cut emissions. Amazon is, and will remain, a key partner for us, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with the Amazon team as we help them to achieve their Climate Pledge goal.”
Rivian designs, develops, and manufactures category-defining electric vehicles and accessories and sells them directly to customers in the consumer and commercial markets.