AT&T to pilot Rivian EVs in emissions reduction effort

AT&T to pilot Rivian EVs in emissions reduction effort

AT&T will add Rivian electric vans and SUVs to its fleet in 2024 as part of its strategy to cut transport emissions and optimize routes.

Rivian Automotive and AT&T recently signed an agreement for AT&T to purchase Rivian electric vehicles (EVs) for AT&T’s fleet through a pilot program aimed at cutting transport emissions. AT&T said it expects to begin adding the Rivian Commercial Van and R1 vehicles to its fleet in early 2024 to begin evaluating the various ways these vehicles help improve safety, reduce costs and cut its carbon footprint.

AT&T said it expects to reduce its fleet emissions in support of its carbon-neutral commitment. Its strategy includes optimizing routes, switching to hybrid and EVs and reducing the overall size of the fleet. AT&T said it also uses AI to make its fleet more efficient. Overall, AT&T drives 20% fewer miles each year, reducing emissions by 51 million pounds.

In addition to Rivian collaborating with AT&T to provide fleet vehicles for a pilot, AT&T said it is the exclusive provider of connectivity to all Rivian vehicles. With AT&T connectivity, Rivian said it uses over-the-air software updates to improve its vehicles with new features that elevate the driving experience for its customers.

Rivian said its Commercial Van is designed to prioritize safety, sustainability and ownership cost. The Rivian Commercial Van features automatic emergency braking, collision warnings and 360-degree visibility and runs with its in-house software stack which underpins the fleet management system.

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