Rivian's electric van for Amazon raises battery power doubts – The Information
Information about Rivian's electric van for Amazon raises battery power doubts – The Information
(Reuters) – Rivian Automotive Inc’s electric vans for e-commerce retailer Amazon.com Inc may have a more limited range than what was previously disclosed, The Information reported on Friday, citing a driver testing the vehicle.
The driver told The Information that the battery drained about 40% faster than normal if the van’s heating or cooling was on.
Amazon, which disclosed a 20% stake in Rivian at the end of October, in 2019 ordered 100,000 of its electric delivery vans as part of the e-commerce giant’s effort to cut its carbon footprint.
Rivian had disclosed the vans would have a range of between 120 miles and 150 miles depending on their size. But that range is much lower depending on the weather, the report said.
According to the report, Ross …