Reuters Amazon told Engadget it declined to comment on rumors and speculation. In a statement to Bloomberg GM spokesman Pat Morrissey did not endorse [s] Rivian's contribution to the future. "
For GM, the incentives to back Rivian are fairly clear. It is a shifting focus on electric vehicles, and an investment in the industry. It could ensure that Tesla's eventual pickup has some competition, too. Amazon's motivations aren't so obvious, but it has just been invested in. It could be theoretically put in the hands of rivian's work on the use of cargo and courier vehicles.