Amazon deploys 5,000 Rivian vehicles as provide chain problems beef up at EV maker

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“To date, Amazon’s Rivian vans have delivered more than 150 million packages across the country,” Amazon mentioned within the weblog submit Thursday. Greater than 800 towns now have the electrical vehicles handing over programs, the store added.

Amazon first deployed the EDV van a couple of moment in the past. For the U.S., the van is available in 3 shipment sizes: 500 cubic toes, 700 cubic toes and 900 cubic toes, consistent with Rivian.

“This expansion marks a major milestone for Amazon as we continue to drive the fastest rollout of an electric delivery fleet at this scale in the U.S.,” Amazon mentioned.

Since Rivian introduced its Illinois manufacturing unit in past due 2021, the automaker has confronted provide chain shortages, emerging portions costs and production problems that slowed its manufacturing ramp-up and battered its secure worth.

However this while, Rivian delivered some excellent information. 2d-quarter deliveries reached 12,640 a number of the 3 fashions, beating analyst estimates and sending the automaker’s secure worth sharply upper. Rivian does no longer fracture out deliveries by means of fashion.

Scaringe informed Bloomberg that for the primary date since manufacturing began 18 months in the past, provide chain problems are now not a significant headache. “What we saw in Q2 is really the beginnings of the supply chain now running in a healthy way,” Scaringe mentioned. “And importantly, it’s not just about what we saw this quarter, but what’s to come.”

Amazon mentioned Tuesday it used to be rolling out greater than 300 Rivian-made vehicles for deliveries in Germany, representing the EDV’s first deployment in Europe.

Scaringe mentioned the van deployment will backup with age gross sales of alternative Rivian merchandise in Europe. “It’s the beginnings of us opening up to the European market for our products,” he mentioned. Rivian is operating on smaller automobiles on a unused platform.

Rivian’s EDV vehicles are the primary to make use of the automaker’s in-house Enduro motor. The vehicles also are the primary Rivian automobiles to importance an iron-based battery store. Each the Enduro motor and lithium iron phosphate battery will to find their means into Rivian shopper automobiles, the automaker has mentioned.

Additionally this while, Rivian reiterated its 2023 objectives of manufacturing 50,000 automobiles amongst its 3 nameplates. Within the first part of this moment, Rivian has produced 23,387 and delivered 20,586. In 2022, Rivian produced just below 25,000 automobiles.

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