In all likelihood, Amazon enters the electric car race. However, it will not produce electric vehicles alone, but invests $ 700 million in Rivian that develops electric pickups and SUVs. Many details of this investment have not been published, but it is known that Rivian will remain an independent company. Rumors that broke the Internet this week indicated that Amazon would enter into this investment with General Motors, but it is not known if this was achieved, and it is not known how much Amazon’s share in this company will be.
In November, Rivian introduced the R1T pickup as well as the R1S SUV, and their sales are expected early next year. It was not announced why Amazon entered this investment, but it is not difficult to conclude the reason. Given that this company actively innovates ways to deliver goods to customers, it is possible that it plans to use an electric pickup for these purposes. This is supported by the fact that during this month Amazon also invested in a company that develops self-driving technology. This all leads to one goal – providing an electric, self-propelled fleet of delivery vehicles.