Rivian has announced the arrival of its first batch of electric delivery vans in Europe. Partnering with Amazon, the company announced on Monday that over 300 vans will be hitting the roads in Germany in the coming weeks in the cities of Munich, Berlin, and Dusseldorf.
The Electric Delivery Vans (EDVs) are a result of a partnership between Rivian and Amazon. The two companies have conducted rigorous testing to ensure the design incorporates feedback from drivers, resulting in unique features such as integrated delivery workflow technology, an ergonomically designed driver’s cabin, and a powered bulkhead door that opens upon reaching delivery destinations. The vans are equipped with advanced safety features, including automatic emergency braking, collision warnings, and 360-degree visibility.
In order to better navigate Europe’s cities, Amazon and Rivian designed a shorter and thinner van specifically for the European market.
“We’re thrilled to see the EDV rolling out in Germany today. This vehicle was designed in conjunction with our partners at Amazon and not only puts driver convenience and safety first, but also the environment. We’ve had incredible feedback from drivers in the US and we’re excited to start international expansion in Germany. Today is a real milestone for us as it also marks the first Rivian vehicles in Europe and we’re very excited about our future in the region,” said Dagan Mishoulam Rivian VP, Strategy & Go To Market
The partnership between Amazon and Rivian began in 2019, with the Electric Delivery Vans already delivering Amazon packages in over 500 cities and regions across the United States. This expansion into Europe aligns with Amazon’s goal of having 100,000 electric delivery vehicles from Rivian on the road globally by 2030.