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Rivian Wants To Sell Directly To Customers But Michigan Auto Dealer Won’t Have It

Tesla managed to work around the dealership franchise format. The Michigan Auto Dealer Association is trying to block Rivian from doing the same. Rivian has big plans for 2021 as they will be ready and able to sell their hotly-anticipated fully-electric R1S SUV and...

Rivian’s World-Class Interiors To Rival Audi And Bentley

Cabin materials will be sustainably sourced. Displays to measure up to 15.6 inches for the infotainment touchscreen. Rivian is one of the most-talked-about EV start-up companies in North America. It’s claim to fame are its upcoming R1T and R1S pickup and SUV. While rugged...

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...

Rivian Production Up And Running, R1T Truck Coming June 2021

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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 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....

Rivian Will Move All Of Its Operations To California – UPDATE

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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...

Rivian Might Be expanding Its Product Portfolio With Recently Trademarked R1V And R2X

The R1V sounds like an electric van. The R2X could be a less expensive and smaller vehicle. Are we the only ones that think Rivian will soon flood the market with EVs? Production for the Rivian R1S SUV and R1T pickup should have been...

Rivian + Ford = Lincoln Mark E Electric SUV

The Mark E will share much with the Rivian R1S. Expected for 2022. Could offer a combined 700-horsepower or more. Lincoln and Ford have been hard at work rebuilding the luxury brand’s image and so far, with the exception of the “new” Continental, every...

Rivian R1T and R1S EVs Delayed Until 2021 Due To COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Rivian to delay the introduction of the new R1T and R1S until 2021 New electric truck and SUV were scheduled to be unveiled in late 2020 The highly anticipated debut of Rivian R1T electric pickup and R1S electric SUV...

Three More Rivian Models To Come By 2024

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By 2025, Rivian will build 250,000 vehicles per year. Rivian’s projections: 20,000 units  in 2021 and 40,000 in 2022. One of the three new products will be smaller and far more affordable. The contrast between Rivian’s founder, Robert Joseph Scaringe, and Tesla’s founder and...

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