Amazon and General Motors are discussing joining Tesla's competitor

Internet giant Amazon and General Motors are planning a billion-dollar investment in Rivian, which is producing electric pick-ups and SUVs.

Amazon and General Motors are discussing joining Tesla's competitor
Amazon and General Motors are discussing joining Tesla's competitor


If the parties agree, Amazon and GM would secure a minority stake in Rivian. It would be a big push for the car manufacturer to be the first in the American market to produce electric pick-ups. According to Reuters, collaboration may be announced this month.

"We admire Rivian's contribution to achieving zero emissions and the future of electric cars," General Motors said in a statement. However, the company did not respond to the question of whether it was acting with Rivian.


Rivian is an American carmaker from Plymouth, Michigan, founded by Robert Scaringe ten years ago. In 2012, the company bought a former Mitsubishi factory in Illinois. Meanwhile, Rivian introduced the R1T Truck and R1S SUVs, whose production should begin in 2021.

Rivian is one of the many brands trying to compete with Tesla's car maker Elon Musk. He suggested last August that another pick-up could be another Tesla model. But Tesla must first complete the Model Y compact SUV, which should be launched in 2020.


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