Rivian In Talks With GM & Amazon For Billion-Dollar Truck Investment Deal. Rivian is reportedly in talks with GM and Amazon (which strikes me as an odd pairing). They say the deal could value the company at between $1 and 2 billion afterward. I'm not sure what the company is worth now, but I think this means the investment would be in the billion dollar neighborhood. The InsideEvs article speculates Amazon could use Rivian vehicles for delivery, but that strikes me as overkill. But, maybe with GM as a manufacturing partner leaning on Rivian battery pack technology, delivery vehicles with healthy range could be part of it. Earlier today there was a rumor that GM was actually teaming up with Tesla, but that's been apparently proven false. GM did issue a statement on this report which is encouraging: “We admire Rivian’s contribution to a future of zero emissions and an all-electric future.” Basically, this is a classic non-denial type statement with positive overtones, which to me says, why, yes, we are in talks but we aren't going to say anything public about it for now. For me, this is the one piece of the Rivian puzzle that was sorely needed: money. I believe they have a few hundred million, but launching a company at scale requires billions. This could really help them get to the starting line.