Amazon reveals 20% stake in electric vehicle maker Rivian

An electric Amazon shipping and delivery van from Rivian cruises down the street with the Hollywood indicator in the qualifications.


Amazon on Friday declared a sizable stake in Rivian Automotive, a start out-up producing electrical automobiles, like the retail giant’s industrial shipping and delivery vans.

As of Sept. 30, 2021, Amazon held fairness investments, “including desired inventory of Rivian Automotive, Inc. symbolizing an roughly 20% possession curiosity,” which had a carrying value of $3.8 billion, up from $2.7 billion in Dec. 31, 2020, the business disclosed in an SEC filing. Amazon has invested more than $1.3 billion in Rivian to date, Rivian reported in a independent securities filing before this thirty day period.

Previously this month, Rivian submitted its IPO prospectus and reported it options to list on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “RIVN.” The submitting uncovered new aspects about how closely enjoined Rivian and Amazon are. Rivian is predicted to hold its IPO in November.

Rivian explained Amazon has some exceptional legal rights to Rivian’s electrical delivery cars for at minimum four yrs, and the right of to start with refusal soon after that. Amazon has purchased 100,000 cars by 2030. The company plans to have 10,000 new electric supply autos from Rivian on the street as early as subsequent year.

Ford Motors also holds a stake higher than 5% in Rivian. Ford executive Alexandra English still left the Rivian board in May perhaps, the firm revealed in a securities submitting earlier this thirty day period.

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