Amazon begins testing Rivian electric delivery vans in San Francisco


Amazon’s new delivery van


Amazon is now testing its electric delivery vans in San Francisco, the company announced Thursday.

It’s the latest expansion in California of Amazon’s custom electric vehicles developed in partnership with start-up Rivian Automotive, which has raised about $8 billion since 2019 from investors. Amazon announced last month it had begun testing electric delivery vans in Los Angeles. The company plans to expand the program to 14 more cities this year.

Amazon said it selected San Francisco as one of the initial cities to test electric vans from Rivian because of its “great customers, unique terrain and climate.” Deliveries will initially be conducted out of…


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