Rivian finally has a second customer for its commercial electric vehicles. Today, AT&T announced it’s spinning up a pilot program to switch its commercial fleets to EVs, including Rivian’s commercial van and R1 platform trucks.
AT&T’s first Rivian EVs are expected to join the fleet in early 2024. However, there are no details on how many vehicles are in the initial pilot or whether there are more orders in the pipeline. AT&T has a company goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2035 and sees the electrification of its fleet as a contributor to that plan. Rivian is also agreeing to use AT&T as the exclusive in-car connectivity provider for all of its vehicles in the US and Canada.