Rivian expands cellular provider with fleet of professional quality vehicles

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Rivian Automobile is now deploying the massive industrial vehicles it makes for Amazon as rolling provider facilities for the electrical automaker’s rising fleet of shopper and industrial cars.

The EDV vehicles give Rivian a bigger car when put next with the R1T pickups it’s been the usage of for shiny provider jobs within the grassland. The vehicles have a shipment capability of 500 cubic toes.

If truth be told, Rivian expects its cellular provider fleet to have greater than 200 of the provider vehicles by means of the top of the week when put next with about 100 R1T provider vehicles.

“These vehicles provide maintenance, repair, vehicle-to-vehicle charging and a variety of other mobile service needs for more than 35,000 Rivian vehicles,” the automaker stated in a Might press leave pronouncing the deployment.

Consistent with the California-based EV maker, it produced 9,395 cars and delivered 7,946 within the first quarter, together with the R1T pickup, R1S crossover and Amazon supply vehicles. Rivian, which is forecasting considerably upper manufacturing for the remainder of the week, does now not crack unwell gross sales by means of type.

Rivian builds the vehicles in Standard, Unwell. It shouts the Amazon model EDV for electrical supply van and the provider variations RSV for Rivian provider van. Amazon has a long-term agreement for 100,000 EDVs.

Time the R1T provider vehicles are loaded with gear and shiny apparatus, the vehicles can deal with heavier and bulkier {hardware}.

“Each van is fit with a wheel balancer, automatic tire changer, air compressor, hydraulic jack and stands, and modular shelving with the parts and tools to complete 80 percent of all labor codes,” Rivian stated. “Each van also has a dedicated 240v outlet to provide vehicle-to-vehicle charging.”

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