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Michigan EV start-up Rivian to build 100K electric vans for Amazon

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They could probably sell more than a few of these to the trades and van fans.

 

Video of Rivian's pickup at bottom.

 

Detroit News...

 


Michigan EV start-up Rivian to build 100K electric vans for Amazon

Plymouth-based electric vehicle start-up Rivian Automotive LLC will build 100,000  electric vans for e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc.

The first batch of  vans will hit U.S. roadways by 2021. The automaker would have 10,000 vans on roads by late 2022, said Rivian spokeswoman Amy Mast. 

The vans will be built at Rivian's plant in Normal, Illinois. The automaker is renovating an old Mitsubishi plant there.
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The vans would be built alongside the electric pickup and electric SUV Rivian plans to introduce in 2021.
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While they share underpinnings such as battery assembly, powertrain, electrical components and connectivity, with Rivian's forthcoming five-passenger electric R1T pickup and a seven-passenger R1S SUV, the interior and other pieces of the "top hat" of the vehicle were designed specifically for Amazon, Mast said.
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