Rivian R1T noticed at Mercedes-AMG facility in Germany

In keeping with the premium luxurious automaker, its Mercedes-AMG brans produces efficiency and sports activities vehicles. The Affalterbach facility produces the V8 engines and the 2019 4-cylinder efficiency engines. 

“No ‘ought to have, would, might.’ We do it. And we maintain going. Develop into much more digital, versatile, sustainable, [and] customer-oriented. Shock others and ourselves. As a result of for our additional growth, what’s particular as we speak might be one thing utterly completely different tomorrow,” stated Mercedes.

The Rivian R1T noticed in Affalterbach sported a purple license plate particularly used for automotive producers, sellers, and repairers. The particular licenses are simply recognized since they’re often surrounded by a purple field and have purple characters, beginning with the quantity 06. The R1T in Germany had a license plate with the characters: LB 0698

The current sighting of the Rivian R1T close to Mercedes-AMG teases the continued collaboration between the 2 automakers. In 2022, Mercedez-Benz and Rivian signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining a partnership and the joint manufacturing of bespoke electrical vans. 

Rivian and Mercedez-Benz plan to supply two massive, totally electrical vans. One of many vans will use the Mercedez-Benz electric-only platform, and the second will use the Rivian Mild Van (RLV) Platform.

“Rivian was created to encourage the world to transition away from fossil gasoline consumption by creating compelling services. We’re delighted to be partnering with Mercedes-Benz on this challenge,” stated RJ Scaringe. 

“Mercedes-Benz is among the world’s finest recognized and revered automotive firms, and we imagine that collectively we are going to produce actually exceptional electrical vans which is not going to solely profit our clients, however the planet,” Scaringe added.

Rivian can be making the all-electric Amazon supply van. Just lately, Rivian tried to reportedly renegotiate Amazon’s supply van deal. Beneath their 2019 settlement, Rivian should promote all its vans to Amazon. The e-commerce firm ordered 100,000 vans from Rivian, to be delivered by 2030. 

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Rivian R1T noticed at Mercedes-AMG facility in Germany