Rivian Automotive‘s RIVN electric delivery vans have arrived in Europe.
What Happened: Over 300 Rivian vans will roll out in Germany in the coming weeks, e-commerce giant Amazon.com AMZN said in a statement. The vehicles will be hitting the roads of Munich, Berlin, and Dusseldorf.
These vehicles are Rivian’s first in Europe. They were designed in conjunction with Seattle-based Amazon, which has been testing them in preproduction since last year.
“We’ve had incredible feedback from drivers in the US, and we’re excited to start international expansion in Germany,” said Rivian Vice President Dagan Mishoulam. However, unlike its U.S. counterparts, the delivery vans in Europe will be shorter and thinner to better fit the foreign streets.
Why It Matters: Amazon started rolling out its custom delivery vans from Rivian in the U.S. last summer and has over 3000 vehicles delivering across U.S. cities already. By 2030, it aims to have 10,000 Rivian vehicles in its fleet across the world.
Last year, Amazon announced plans to invest one billion euros to electrify its European transportation network. Of this, about 400 million euros will be invested solely in Germany.
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