Amazon , one of the first companies to come to mind when it comes to e-commerce , announced its first fully electric delivery vehicle. In essence, the model, which appears as a fully electric pickup truck, was developed by the electric car manufacturer Rivian for Amazon.
We first talked about the electric car manufacturer Rivian , who entered our lives as Tesla's rival, in November 2018 . Introducing the Rivian R1T model,
The startup received $ 1.3 billion in investments in December 2019
and $ 2.5 billion in last July . Let's add that Amazon is among the investors in both investments. In short, this all-electric delivery vehicle is not the first collaboration between Amazon and Rivian.
The fully electric delivery vehicle
which will have features such as detection equipment , an advanced camera system that can provide 360-degree views to its driver, and an advanced driver - assistance system , is expected to be on the road two years later. According to the information shared by Amazon, it is planned to make deliveries of 10 thousand electric delivery vehicles in 2022 .
In 2030, Amazon's fully electric delivery vehicle fleet is expected to increase to 100,000 vehicles .
Although the technical details of the vehicle in question, battery capacity or range are not shared, it was shared by the company that the vehicle will work in integration with Alexa , Amazon's virtual assistant . Amazon, which does not only work with Rivian for electric vehicles, also ordered 1800 fully electric delivery vehicles for Mercedes , according to CNBC's report .