Amazon, Rivian unveil custom fleet of electric delivery vans
Amazon and Rivian debuted their ultimate custom fleet of Electric Delivery Vans (EDVs) for loud music and cheers at Amazon's Last Mile delivery hub in Chicago.
According to Amazon spokeswoman Natalie Banke, the new EDV fleet is a major step toward Amazon's goal of reaching 100,000 Rivian EDVs by 2030.
EDVs are equipped with a large windshield for better visibility, a driver's seat and a steering wheel that cools and heats depending on the time of year.
“The features I am most excited about are the heated seats as they are not only heated for the winter, but also have air conditioning for the summer.
Mark Kuyler, director of vehicle engineering and delivery at Amazon, said EDVs will bring electric vehicles into the mainstream with their increased visibility.
Cuyler said that Amazon customers will see Rivian EDV stopping in their neighborhoods in the near future.
Scaring said EDVs are paving the way for an electric and sustainable future.
Banke said the EDV has a range of 150 miles on a single charge and is charged overnight at the Amazon hub in Chicago. She said a day of delivery is more than enough.
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