Electric vehicle maker Rivian is busy making as many R1T electric trucks and R1S SUV models as possible to keep up with demand, but it isn’t slowing down anytime soon. And now, Rivian has partnered with Mercedes-Benz to release electric vans together.
Mercedes-Benz Vans and Rivian recently announced that the two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to begin a “strategic partnership.” The announcement has all the usual buzzwords, like working together to push the industry forward, creating synergy, and things of that nature.
The deal is still subject to the regulatory processes and will need approval, but if everything goes according to plan, it will create a new venture for the two to produce several electric vans.
For what it’s worth, Rivian is already busy working to build 100,000 electric vans for Amazon, which it hopes to finish by 2024. In late 2021 Rivian mentioned it would sell EV fleet vans to non-Amazon buyers, but that’s not what today’s news is about. The partnership with Mercedes is something entirely different. Here’s what both companies had to say in a press release:
“The companies envisage…
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