Amazon to introduce Rivian electric vans for European deliveries

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, has committed to buy 100,000 electric delivery vans (EDVs) from Irvine, Calif.-based Rivian Automotive Inc. by 2030.

Amazon already operates some 3,000 Rivian EDVs in North America. Now, the first 300 Rivian EDVs are scheduled to hit the road for Amazon’s European deliveries “in the coming weeks,” Amazon says. Customers in Germany will start seeing the vehicles first. Amazon owns approximately 18 percent of Rivian and Ford owns some 12 percent.