Now the German giant will build electric vans together with the upstart. However, Rivian and Mercedes models will differ.
Among the traditional manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz has the widest range of electric cars, and the plan is to offer an electric version of all model series. So it’s surprising that the giant is turning to a newcomer to the automotive industry to speed up its electrification.
Now Mercedes has started a strategic partnership with Rivian, where the two will develop electric vans intended for the European market. Mercedes writes that in one press release.
American Rivian “overturned the internet” when they showed off their battery-powered pickup R1T early. Today, the track record also includes the SUV R1S and the transporter they build for Amazon.
The ambition of the new collaboration is for a new production facility for electric vehicles to be built in connection with one of Mercedes’ existing factories in Europe. There, the two companies will each build a van of a larger model.
Surprisingly, they will be based on different platforms. Now Mercedes is developing VAN.EA, a modular platform for large electric vans as well as mid-size vans. Their partner has the Rivian Light Van platform available. The goal of the collaboration is to present the first vehicles in 2025.
Source: Nyteknik – Senaste nytt by www.nyteknik.se.
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