Sunday, October 2, 2022
News A Second Fire Broke Out in the Rivian Plant in Under 5...

A Second Fire Broke Out in the Rivian Plant in Under 5 Months

Another fire broke out in the Rivian plant, without major consequences

  • A vehicle caught fire on the assembly line

  • The sprinkler system and the firefighters put out the fire quickly

  • No injuries were reported and only one vehicle was damaged

Firefighters were called to the Rivian factory in Normal, Illinois for the second time in less than five months late on Friday night.

Around 9 Pm on February 4th, a vehicle on the assembly line caught fire while it was on a lift, which forced the evacuation of the facility.

When the firefighters arrived, they confirmed that the building’s sprinkler system was functioning, which prevented the fire from spreading to other vehicles on the line or to the building itself.

Despite this fire being relatively small and easy to control, a second fire department was called to the scene due to the factory’s size and the potential for complications.

After putting out the fire with their hoses, the firefighters used their equipment to ventilate the smoke out of the facility.

Fortunately, everyone was able to exit the factory safely and no injuries have been reported. In addition, the only damages that occurred were to the one vehicle that was burning, with no property damages being signaled.

This event is not the first of its kind however, since a battery had caught fire inside of an automated battery sub-assembly area back in October, also with minimal damages.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation and if it is determined that this was not due to this particular battery being damaged during the assembly process but instead to a defect causing Rivian vehicles to be more prone to accidental fires, a recall will be issued for the units that have begun reaching customers shortly before the end of 2021.

Trending Now

Rivian Failed to Get Certified by Transport Canada

This means the company can’t sell vehicles in Canada for now A report cites issues with units of measure, labels, noise and anti-theft...

BMW to Launch Entry Level i1 and i2 by 2028

The i1 will come first in 2027. The i2 will follow in 2028. They will both be assembled on BMW’s upcoming Neue Klasse...

Lucid Might Introduce a Midsize Luxury Car in 2025

The Air, the brand’s flagship luxury sedan, is exceptional. Lucid is currently working on their first SUV, the Gravity. Lucid Motors is currently in...

Rivian Is now Certified by Transport Canada

The automaker had failed to obtain its certification earlier this week. Transport Canada has now cleared the company after receiving the requested documentation ...

The new 2023 BMW M760e xDrive is a Plug-In Hybrid Powerhouse

It more or less replaces the lauded M760Li and its boosted V12 engine. The M760e xDrive is the ICE 7 Series flagship. The BMW...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.