Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has struck a deal with Stellantis to develop both cars and trucks that feature Amazon software and to distribute electric vans made by Stellantis with Amazon’s delivery network. The multinational technology company is set to purchase several electric delivery vans From Stellantis in 2023. Moreover, the automaker plans to launch an all-electric version of its Ram ProMaster commercial van within that same year.
Stellantis is prepared to hasten its progress towards becoming a sustainable mobility tech company amid the partnership. The two companies strive to create software that seamlessly integrates with customers’ digital lives.
“Over the past two decades, Amazon has built the technology, expertise, and culture of innovation to be a world leader in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. We’ve used these capabilities to make life better for customers around the world through products and services like Alexa, Kindle, and Fire TV, and with AWS we’ve helped thousands of companies transform themselves and their industries. We’re excited to collaborate with Stellantis to transform the automotive industry and re-invent the in-vehicle experience,” said Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon. “We are inventing solutions that will help enable Stellantis to accelerate connected and personalized in-vehicle experiences so that every moment in motion can be smart, safe, and tailored to each occupant. Together, we will create the foundation for Stellantis to transform from a traditional automaker into a global leader in software-driven development and engineering.”
The collaboration is not the first between the companies. Last year, Amazon and Stellantis announced that the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer would be the first cars to feature in-car Amazon FireTV. Amazon’s software is attainable from the main display as well as the rear seat screens, though privacy features impede drivers from watching shows while the vehicle is moving.