January 20, 2021

Amazon, Rivian unveil first custom electric delivery vehicle

  • Amazon unveiled the first of its three custom electric delivery vehicles made by California-based Rivian on Thursday morning.
  • The vans would hit the road in 2021, it said, and can last up to 150 miles on a single charge.
  • The vehicles are Alexa-integrated, and have multiple exterior cameras to give the driver a 360-degree view of their surroundings.
  • The custom vans also include a “dancefloor” inside the driver’s cabin, Amazon added — likely referring to the open space where the driver can move around.
  • Amazon aims to have 10,000 of these vans in operation as early as 2022, and 100,000 by 2030. 
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Amazon unveiled its first custom electric delivery vehicle on Thursday morning – and it plans to have 100,000 on the road within a decade. 

The vehicles are made by California-based Rivian, and Amazon is aiming to deploy the first of them

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Shaquille O’neal’s custom bicycle is called the Thomson Beast

Two years ago, basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal splurged what we assume to be a considerable sum (at least by non-professional athlete standards) on a customized van befitting the former National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player.

Now, you’d be forgiven for filing this purchase as another run-of-the-mill display of lavishness because, well, let’s face it—this ride is pretty lavish, and Shaq did have a very lucrative playing career. But it’s more than that. Being a 7’1” behemoth like O’Neal is no walk in the park, especially when it comes to getting around town. As such, it’ll take a hell of a ride to keep someone of the Big Diesel’s stature comfy while in transit.

So, we guess something like a simple bicycle is out of the question then? The answer is yes—if you’re referring to regular-person bikes, that is

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Bicycle parts manufacturer Thomson Bike Products recently

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