Amazon to Invest $1 Billion for Electric Delivery Vans in Europe

Amazon plans to invest over €1 billion (~$969 million) in electrifying its European transportation routes over the next five years, as detailed in a press release from the company on Monday. The move is an attempt to reach net-zero by 2040, which the company notes is 10 years ahead of the Paris agreement. The company […]

Amazon Urges FCC to Limit SpaceX’s Starlink Expansion

Amazon is the latest competitor to oppose SpaceX’s application to expand its constellation of Starlink satellites — reports PCMag. Starlink is a high-speed broadband internet service from SpaceX powered by satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO). The service aims to provide affordable internet with viable speeds and global coverage. As of last month, SpaceX said Starlink […]

Amazon Satellite Internet to Launch into Orbit via SpaceX’s Rivals

Amazon on Tuesday announced a commercial launch deal — the largest in history — to deploy the majority of the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites for its “Project Kuiper” satellite broadband service into orbit (via ArsTechnica). The deal covers 83 rocket launches over the next five years from the three largest commercial launch providers in the […]

Amazon and Stellantis Partner on Software for Millions of Cars, Starting in 2024

Amazon and Stellantis announced a new partnership on Wednesday to develop a new in-vehicle experience for Stellantis’ upcoming vehicles through new software called STLA SmartCockpit, according to a press release. The SmartCockpit is set to Stellantis vehicles in worldwide markets beginning in 2024, with the platform set to include cloud services for integrating vehicle experiences […]

Amazon Owns 20% Stake in Rivian, Reveals SEC Filing

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday, Amazon disclosed a sizable stake in electric vehicle (EV) startup Rivian — reports CNBC. As of September 30, Amazon holds equity investments “including preferred stock of Rivian Automotive, Inc. representing an approximately 20% ownership interest” that is valued at $3.8 billion USD, reads […]

SpaceX Responds to Amazon’s FCC Complaint Over Starlink Gen2 Amendment

SpaceX filed plans for a second-generation satellite with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) earlier this month, just a few days before rival company Amazon (Project Kuiper) asked the FCC to halt the company’s plans. On Tuesday, SpaceX filed a response with the FCC to Amazon satellite company Project Kuiper’s attempts to block upcoming Starlink launches […]

Amazon Prime Electric Vans by Rivian to Hit 15 U.S. Cities This Year

The all-electric Amazon Prime van, as made by Rivian, has been spotted a few times already making deliveries in California, and it’s looking and sounding incredible. Wednesday, Amazon shared a new teaser video to its Twitter account announcing that its Rivian-made Prime electric van will be deploying to 15 cities in 2021. In a press […]

Canada’s Lion Electric to Supply Up to 2,500 Trucks to Amazon

Electric trucks will eventually make up a major cornerstone of the electric vehicle (EV) industry, especially given their role in supply chain delivery – and many of them already starting to make a buzz. On Monday, it was revealed that Quebec-based EV company Lion Electric has entered an agreement with Amazon for the delivery of […]

Amazon Announces Alexa Custom Assistant for Automakers

Amazon has announced plans to make in-car voice assistants more of a possibility for automakers using its own Alexa system. On Friday, Amazon announced the Alexa Custom Assistant service, which allows automakers and other device manufacturers to develop their own personal assistant, according to CNBC. While the technology relies on developments already made by Amazon, […]

Rivian’s Electric Amazon Prime Delivery Van Spotted on the Road

image via @klwtts Back in October, Amazon announced a partnership with electric vehicle maker, Rivian, to produce custom delivery vans. Three custom delivery vehicle models are expected to deliver in 2021, and now one of the first vans has been spotted outside of Rivan headquarters. Numerous images of one Rivan Amazon delivery van were spotted […]