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Go behind the scenes of the Rivian-built Amazon electric delivery van

The first vans will hit the road in 2021.

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Rivian electric Amazon delivery van
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Amazon and Rivian have given us a behind-the-scenes look at their upcoming electric delivery van.

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The electric van will be totally purpose-built for Amazon.

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Amazon previously made a sizable investment into the startup.

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With the investment, Rivian was tasked with creating the electric van for Amazon deliveries.

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The van is part of Amazon's pledge to meet Paris Climate Accord goals 10 years ahead of time in 2040.

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Amazon and Rivian also worked closely with delivery services to develop the EV.

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It will pack Alexa integration and all the necessary tech to make external devices a thing of the past.

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The van also looks pretty great.

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The first of these vans will hit the road in 2021.

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By 2030, there should be 100,000 of them delivering packages.

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With the partnership, Rivian looks a whole lot more credible.

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