Ahead of former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made it to house, he needed to make it to the release pad.
Bezos and his brother Mark, in addition to 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk and 18-year-old Dutch passenger Oliver Daeme, piled right into a Rivian R1S SUV on Tuesday morning forward in their flight to house. Later, they’d journey a New Shepard rocket from Bezos’ non-public spaceflight corporate, Blue Starting place.
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Rivian’s first electrical truck and SUV are not to be had but, however Amazon is a large investor within the American EV startup. Like main a $700 million spherical of investment giant. Rivian is even making electrical Amazon supply trucks.
You’ll be able to spot the Rivian that took the team to the rocket release website in Van Horn, Texas, round 48 mins into the video under.
The electrical SUV is an extraordinary sight thank you partially to the pandemic. The Rivian R1T truck was once meant to reach via the top of this month, adopted via the R1S SUV. Now the electrical truck is not anticipated till September, and the SUV that Bezos rode in is not anticipated till later within the fall. The truck begins at $75,000, whilst the SUV is relatively extra at $77,500. Each could have greater than 300 miles of vary.
Amazon’s electrical supply vans are nonetheless on agenda, in step with CNBC.