Statements are not guaranteed to bear fruit, though not understood by Reuters that a successful deal will be announced early in February.
Engadget said Amazon said to comment on rumors and rumors. In a statement to Bloomberg GM spokesman Pat Morrissey did not confirm or deny talks but said that the brand "admired [s] Rivian's contribution to the future of zero emissions and a future all-electric. "
For GM, the incentives to back Rivian are pretty clear. It has shifted its focus to electric vehicles, and an investment in Rivian can provide it with batteries of long-lasting children and knowledge designs. It can be assured that Tesla's final pickup has some competition too. Amazon's motivations are not very clear, but have recently invested in a self-driving tech startup and gain greater control over its delivery operations. This can be theoretically put Rivian's work to be used on cargo and courier vehicles.