See! We told you electric pickup trucks were hot. And no make is hotter right now than Rivian with its R1T electric truck and R1S SUV . The electric pickup truck maker will get a huge boost if this deal involving both Amazon and General Motors goes through. One of the biggest concerns with these startup automakers is a lack of support and funding. Not only would Rivian benefit immensely from having a major, legacy automaker on its team, but Amazon’s finances and resources could make this deal even more outstanding. As Reuters exclusively reports: Amazon.com Inc and General Motors Co are in talks to invest in Rivian Automotive LLC in a deal that would value the U.S. electric pickup truck manufacturer at between $1 billion (775 million pounds) and $2 billion. GM is no stranger to electric and electric trucks. It offered an electric pickup back in the 90s , but that was then and this is now. More recently, GM hinted at a full-size electric truck , but it didn’t provide a timeframe. This deal could speed up the development of new Chevy and GMC electric pickup trucks as well. For Amazon, this could be some sort […]

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