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Rivian Planning On A Hiring Round While Tesla Lawsuit Looms

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Rivian intends on hiring up to 600 more employees for its Normal Plant. Tesla has filed a lawsuit against Rivian alleging it poached employees. Rivian filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. At Rivian’s plant in Normal, Illinois, there are currently more robots than...

Tesla Cybertruck Has 10 Times More Preorders Than Rivian Trucks Do

Tesla Cybertruck
So far, there are roughly 600,000 Cybertruck preorders. At Rivian, there are over 55,000 preorders. Preorders require a deposit. Tesla requires only a $100 deposit to put your name on the waiting list. Rivian needs $1,000. This only one reason why Tesla might be...

Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman Taking Long Way Up, EV Motorcycles Up Central, South America

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Argentina to Mexico on electric motorcycles Rivian electric pickups along to lend a charge The motorcycle adventuring duo of actor Ewan McGregor and writer and TV host Charley Boorman is ready for another Long Way trip. This time, though, instead of their usual BMW...

The Rivian R1T Is All About Performance

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That’s performance both on- and off-road. This is in part possible thanks to the R1T’s quad motor setup. What the R1T does in this video almost does not seem possible. This video from Rivian is only 2 minutes 20 seconds long but it’s as...

Rivian Production Up And Running, R1T Truck Coming June 2021

Rivian Normal Plant
Rivian says its Normal, IL plant is close to full production Rivian R1T electric truck deliveries starting June 2021 R1S electric SUV deliveries expected August 2021 Rivian has announced via its Facebook page that its pilot production line is up and running at its...

Rivian Sued By Tesla For Apparently Stealing Employees And Company Secrets

Rivian R1T
Tesla alleges, in a filing this week, that Rivian poached employees. Four ex-Tesla employees, who now work for Rivian, are named in the suit. Rivian is making serious waves in the start-up EV business and Tesla is contending that ex-employees might have something to...

Rivian Secures An Extra $2.5 Billion In Investments

Rivian is looking to launch an electric pickup first. This is the latest round of investments in startup EV companies, this week. From now on, we will call this the “Tesla Effect”. The sum Rivian has just received from investors,  led by financier T....

EV Startups Like Karma And Fisker Are The Current Next Big Thing, And Are Landing Big Investments

Karma was very recently considering Chapter 11 bankruptcy but now has new funding. Fisker has raised an extra $50 million to keep its project going. Investors are looking for the next Tesla. Only two weeks ago, Karma was thinking about cleaning slate and trying...

Rivian R1T Electric Truck Shown Drifting On Arizona Dirt Track

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Rivian is in the final testing stages of its R1T EV truck set to debut in 2021 Video gives us a glimpse of recent testing in various conditions in Arizona There's a strong emphasis on drifting It appears the Rivian R1T truck will be...

Rivian Will Move All Of Its Operations To California – UPDATE

Rivian R1T
Currently, Rivian has facilities in Plymouth, MI, San José, and Irvine, CA. Rivian has leased some huge square footage in Irvine. Michigan will still play an important role in Rivian's future the company says UPDATE - Yesterday, we reported in the story below that...