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Check out the first Rivian-made Amazon electric delivery van

Check out the first Rivian-made Amazon electric delivery van

Amazon has revealed the first custom electric delivery truck made in its partnership with Rivian, detailing the zero-emission vehicle that, eventually, the retail behemoth hopes will number 100,000 in operation. Although we've seen development prototypes, mockups, and renders of the van before now, this is the first time Amazon and Rivian have shown the complete and functioning EV.

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Rivian has confirmed its electric vehicles will be delivered next summer

Rivian has confirmed its electric vehicles will be delivered next summer

Rivian is an electric vehicle company that has yet to produce a production version of its electric pickup or SUV. The company has assembled some prototype versions of the vehicles, but nothing that could be considered normal production has been made. Many have wondered when the highly anticipated electric pickup and SUV the company has been teasing for years will finally be available for consumers to purchase.

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Tesla just sued Rivian

Tesla just sued Rivian

Tesla has sued EV startup Rivian, accusing it of poaching employees and asking them to bring confidential information with them, a charge the Amazon-backed automaker denies. While Tesla acknowledges that it's commonplace for people in the industry to move between car companies - and indeed has swelled its own ranks with talent lured over from other automakers - it alleges that Rivian encouraged new hires to bring trade secrets along with them too.

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Rivian raises $2.5 billion more: New and old investors back EV-maker

Rivian raises $2.5 billion more: New and old investors back EV-maker

Rivian has added another $2.5 billion to its coffers, with the electric truck company closing its first investment round of 2020. The further cash injection comes even before Rivian has released its first model, with the R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV not expected to launch until 2021.

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Lincoln’s Rivian-based EV project just got axed

Lincoln’s Rivian-based EV project just got axed

Ford and Rivian have axed plans to build an all-electric Lincoln together, blaming the coronavirus for its early demise. The EV was to be Lincoln's first fully electric model, using Rivian's modular "skateboard" platform as underpins the startup's own R1S SUV and R1T pickup truck. Their collaboration was announced at the end of January 2020.

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Rivian R1T electric pickup delay confirmed

Rivian R1T electric pickup delay confirmed

Rivian's hotly-anticipated electric pickup truck, the R1T, won't arrive in time for late 2020 deliveries, the startup has confirmed, with coronavirus precautions meaning would-be drivers will have to wait a little longer. Announced in late 2018, the Rivian R1T - and its R1S SUV sibling - uses a brand new "skateboard" platform that the automaker intended to build in a factory in Normal, Illinois.

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Amazon just revealed how its Rivian electric vans will keep drivers productive

Amazon just revealed how its Rivian electric vans will keep drivers productive

Amazon and its EV partner Rivian have detailed some of the custom features for the retail behemoth's specially-designed electric vans, ahead of their scheduled arrival on US roads from 2021. The collaboration - which has seen Amazon invest twice now in automotive startup Rivian - is targeting 100,000 such EVs by 2030, though the focus right now is on what individual drivers might experience when they're out on a shift.

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Amazon just spilled more details on its Rivian electric delivery vans

Amazon just spilled more details on its Rivian electric delivery vans

Amazon and EV partner Rivian are pulling back the curtain on their electric delivery vehicle, detailing some of the design and platform choices for what's expected to eventually be a 100,000-strong fleet. Amazon announced it would be using a custom electric vehicle for future deliveries, designed by EV startup Rivian, back in September.

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The new Lincoln EV will use Rivian’s all-electric platform

The new Lincoln EV will use Rivian’s all-electric platform

Ford and Rivian's first electric collaboration will be a Lincoln EV, the automakers have confirmed today, promising zero emission luxury. The new vehicle will use Rivian's so-called skateboard platform, the same architecture that it will build its own R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV on top of.

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Rivian surprises with lower prices for its electric pickup and SUV

Rivian surprises with lower prices for its electric pickup and SUV

Rivian has raised significant cash in multiple rounds of investment to bring its electric truck and SUV to market. The EV maker landed a substantial investment by Ford and will build the skateboard platform for an unannounced Ford/Lincoln SUV. Recently, Rivian announced something surprising. That surprise was that the prices of its vehicles will be lower than previously announced.

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Rivian shows off Tank Turn feature on R1T and R1S

Rivian shows off Tank Turn feature on R1T and R1S

Rivian is working to bring its EVs to market with the R1T pickup and R1S SUV coming to the market. The EVs that Rivian builds promises a long driving range and lots more. A new Rivian video has a surface that shows the Rivian pickup in what looks to be near-production form.

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Rivian raises new $1.3bn as Amazon & Ford bump stake in Tesla rival

Rivian raises new $1.3bn as Amazon & Ford bump stake in Tesla rival

Electric car maker Rivian is sitting on another $1.3 billion, after closing a new funding round with existing backers Amazon, Ford, and others upping their investments. The automaker broke cover in 2018, revealing both an electric pickup truck, the Rivian R1T, and a seven-seater SUV, the Rivian R1S, as the first models to use its flexible modular architecture.

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