Amazon today unveiled their first custom electric delivery vehicle, designed and built in partnership with Rivian. In support of The Climate Pledge, Amazon aims to have 10,000 of these vehicles on the road delivering to customers worldwide as early as 2022 and all 100,000 by 2030. What you’re looking at is one of three different models that Amazon has invested in and completely customized with Rivian to enhance the driver experience and optimize safety. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Each of these vehicles features state-of-the-art sensor detection, various highway / traffic assist technology, wraparound exterior cameras around linked to a digital display inside the cabin for a 360-degree view, hands-free Alexa integration, a strengthened door on the driver’s side for additional protection and a “dancefloor” inside the driver’s cabin for easy movement inside the van.
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We are working to advance and implement the technology that will support these vans—ranging from the physical charging infrastructure to enhancements and optimization of our delivery stations. We hope our custom electric vehicle helps create a sense of urgency in the industry to think big about embracing sustainable technology and solutions—whether you’re a package delivery company, a logistics company, an ice cream manufacturer, or almost anyone else with vehicles on the road,” said Ross Rachey, Director of Amazon’s Global Fleet and Products.