Tag: Rivian Automotive

Feb 12, 2021 - 12:27 pm

Amazon-backed Rivian looking for EV plant in Europe

The US electric car startup Rivian, supported by Amazon and Ford, is looking for European locations for a new plant. Germany, the United Kingdom and Hungary are among the countries under discussion, sources close to the matter said.

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Feb 4, 2021 - 03:18 pm

Amazon & Rivian making speedy progress (video)

After Amazon announced in September 2019 that it would order 100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian, the e-commerce giant has now begun testing the new e-transporters on delivery routes in parts of Los Angeles. The trials are right on (record) time.

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Jan 6, 2021 - 12:42 pm

Rivian scores in new financing round

Electric car startup Rivian is reportedly close to closing a multi-billion dollar financing round. According to a media report, the new investments are expected to bring Rivian a valuation of 25 billion US dollars (around 20 billion euros).

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Nov 18, 2020 - 01:21 pm

New electric vehicle lobby ZETA formed in the USA

In the USA, a lobby organisation has been founded to advocate that only purely electric vehicles should be sold nationwide from 2030 onwards. There are 28 founding members of the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA), including Tesla.

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Nov 12, 2020 - 03:22 pm

Rivian opens configurator and reveals prices

The US startup Rivian will open the configurator for its R1T and R1S models on 23 November, and even earlier on 16 November for pre-orderers. The first available model is the Launch Edition, followed by the basic version in 2022. The electric pickup with a 180-kWh battery and a range of over 640 kilometres will […]

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Oct 9, 2020 - 12:32 pm

Amazon & Rivian debut custom-made electric van

Amazon presents the first tailor-made delivery van the company has developed together with Rivian. The all-electric transporter builds the base of an order that is easily not just the largest in Rivian’s young history but among the biggest in the world.

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Jul 24, 2020 - 01:45 pm

Tesla sues Rivian over trade secrets

The electric car manufacturer Tesla has filed a lawsuit against the startup Rivian, in which the Californians accuse the competitor of having stolen trade secrets. Tesla sees an “alarming scheme” to poach important employees.

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Jul 12, 2020 - 01:48 pm

Rivian collects $2.5Bn, says production is on track

The relative newcomer in the electric vehicle space, Rivian, has raised another 2.5 billion dollars in its latest round of funding. Existing investors BlackRock and Amazon chipped in again with others joining in this time, among them the fund of George Soros.

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Jun 2, 2020 - 04:23 pm

Rivian to stick to Amazon deadline despite pandemic

The US electric car start-up Rivian has resumed work at its plant in Normal, Illinois after the interruption caused by the pandemic and now reports that there should be no delays in the schedule for the electric vans ordered by Amazon.

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Apr 29, 2020 - 06:26 pm

Ford brand Lincoln will not use Rivian platform

Lincoln has announced that it will not build an electric car based on Rivian’s EV platform. The surprising end of the project comes only about three months after its announcement. Lincoln now wants to push its first electric car on its own.

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Apr 7, 2020 - 01:09 pm

Rivian postpones delivery launch til 2021

After the US electric car startup Rivian had interrupted production preparations for its two debut electric cars due to the Covid 19 pandemic, it is now clear that the plan to start production and deliveries before the end of the year cannot be kept.

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Jan 30, 2020 - 01:14 pm

Ford’s first EV on Rivian’s platform is a Lincoln

Last year, Ford had already announced that after joining Rivian, it also wanted to use the US start-up’s skateboard platform for a future e-vehicle. Now things are getting a little more concrete: Ford confirms that its Lincoln brand is working on a new electric model based on the Rivian skateboard.

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Jan 6, 2020 - 11:38 am

Rivian collects 1.3 billion in financing

The US electric car manufacturer Rivian has raised 1.3 billion dollars in a new round of financing. The financing round was led by the fund company T. Rowe Price, Blackrock and included previous investors, Amazon and Ford.

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Dec 18, 2019 - 10:40 am

Ford is gearing up Dearborn for electric pickup

Ford has announced investments of around 700 million US dollars in their Dearborn plant. The factory in the US state of Michigan is to prepare production for the electrified variants of the F-150 pickup, among other things.

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Sep 21, 2019 - 09:52 pm

Amazon orders 100,000 electric vans from Rivian

Amazon orders 100,000 electric vans from Rivian, the US startup in which the online retailer had already invested heavily in February. The announcement of the van purchase is part of Amazon’s now published climate protection plan.

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Sep 11, 2019 - 01:24 pm

Rivian pulls $350 million in financing round

The electric car startup Rivian has received another investment of 350 million dollars. The fresh capital comes from Cox Automotive, a subsidiary of the media company Cox Enterprises. This is the third financing round this year.

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Aug 15, 2019 - 03:07 pm

Ford talks partnership details with Rivian

After its $500M investment in the electric car startup Rivian, Ford will not only use its platform for a future electric vehicle but will also probably have it assembled by Rivian. In an interview, Ford’s CEO, Jim Hackett, indicated that Rivian’s Illinois plant would suit Ford’s assembly requirements.

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Apr 25, 2019 - 12:22 am

Ford invest $500M in Rivian, wants to use EV platform

Ford acquires a $500 million minority stake in the Rivian start-up, which remains an independent company. The investment is subject to regulatory approval. The duo has also agreed that Ford will use Rivian’s platform for a future electric vehicle.

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Apr 23, 2019 - 06:07 pm

Rivian airs EV model plans / GM is off the table

The electric car startup Rivian plans to expand its fleet to six pickups and SUVs of different sizes by 2025 and also to produce electric vehicles for other companies. Meanwhile (and with Amazon on board) the negotiations regarding the participation of General Motors appear to have failed.

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Feb 13, 2019 - 02:26 pm

GM and Amazon interested in Rivian

General Motors and Amazon intend to acquire minority stakes in Rivian, which would raise the valuation of the EV start-up to somewhere between 1 and 2 billion dollars. If negotiations are successful, the corresponding deals could be officially announced this month.

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Nov 28, 2018 - 03:24 pm

Rivian follows through in LA with powerful eSUV

After revealing its electric pickup R1T yesterday, U.S. startup Rivian raises the game with its fully electric SUV R1S, which will be offered as a 5 and 7-seater. Prices start at 72,500 U.S. dollars (before subsidies), and the EV will be available by late 2020.

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Nov 27, 2018 - 03:08 pm

Rivian presents powerful electric pickup truck in LA

The U.S. start-up Rivian Automotive debuts its electric pickup R1T at the LA Auto Show. The five-seater is equipped with four electric motors, each with an output of 147 kW. Deliveries of the truck that will cost at least 69,000 dollars, are set to start in late 2020.

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Apr 4, 2017 - 08:50 am

Upcycling.

As Rivian Automotive plans to refurbish a Mitsubishi plant for its own EV production, it rents out its huge area to host 14,000 Volkswagens with cheating device in the meantime. It looks like those discarded diesel cars will become another pile of skeletons in VW’s closet, but at least this lot is generating money to go into electric car production.
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Mar 15, 2017 - 10:34 pm

Renault-Nissan, Great Wall, Porsche, Rivian, South Korea.

Entirely new EV platform: Renault-Nissan is preparing a new platform for future electric vehicles. Due in 2020, the base shall incorporate fast-charging, high density batteries, according to Challenges. An official announcement is set within the framework of an upcoming technology alliance with Mitsubishi. But the article comtained yet another goodie – the 8,000 dollar EV Nissan plans to make for China may reach the European market as well.
challenges.fr (in French)

Great Wall to invest $9bn in green tech: Chinese carmaker Great Wall plans to invest 60bn yuan (8,7bn USD) to develop new energy vehicles, including FCV and plug-in hybrids, CEO Wang Fengying promised. Part of the push is to build facilities capable of producing 600,000 electrified cars a year.
nikkei.com

Porsche progresses on its Mission E and said the electric model will be offered in various variants with differing power outputs. Over the air updates like Tesla’s are planned as well once the Mission E hits the road in 2019. For now, prototype testing is scheduled for this summer.
autocar.co.uk

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Leaf in black: Nissan has launched a short run Black Edition variant of its Nissan Leaf in Great Britain, where prices start from 26,890 GBP after incentives. The limited edition model is on sale from March for a restricted production run up until August 2017.
fleetnews.co.uk

State tax credit for Rivian: Start-up Rivian Automotive receives 50m dollar state tax credit from Illinois, where it recently reutilised a former Mitsubishi facility. The plan is to mass produce electric cars there from 2019. The state funding has been approved provided Rivian creates 1,000 jobs within 10 years.
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The EV market in South Korea welcomes Tesla this week as the Californians will open two showrooms and announced deliveries to start by June. BMW too went east and opened the order books for its i3 94 Ah. In a more public move, BYD is to start selling its electric buses in Korea from July.
yonhapnews.co.kr (Tesla), koreaherald.com (BMW), chosun.com (BYD)

Jan 13, 2017 - 09:19 am

Bentley, GAC Motors, GM, Lexus, Volkswagen, Rivian Automotive.

2017-Bentley-Bentayga-300x150pxBentley adds e-power: The British luxury brand wants to offer a hybrid variant of every one of its future models, Automotive News reports, quoting Bentley CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer. The first one on the list will be the Bentayga, scheduled for 2018, followed by the next generation Continental GT.
autonews.com

Chinese manufacturer GAC Motors presented a PHEV crossover called Enspirit at the motor show in Detroit. It has an all-electric range of 80 km. The carmaker also showed its all-electric GE3, which is based on GAC’s new EV platform. Range is estimated at 300 km. The GE3 will become available in China from June and will be marketed under the Trumpchi brand.
motorauthority.com, hybridcars.com

Bolt-based: General Motors wants to build a number of electric cars based on the Chevrolet Bolt platform, CEO Mary Barra said in an interview in Detroit. She did not, however, spill any more details.
youtube.com (video interview) via insideevs.com

New Lexus: The carmaker wants to launch the series version of the UX Concept that it unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October. Autocar learned the compact SUV will also be offered as a hybrid under the name of UX250h and will apparently replace the Lexus CT. Moreover, Lexus is planning a seven-seater version of its RX, which will also be sold as a hybrid from 2018.
autocar.co.uk

No PHEVs for the U.S.: The diesel scandal also affects plug-in hybrids, Car and Driver reports. Apparently, the VW Group scrapped plans to sell in the Audi Q7 e-tron in the States, as well as PHEV variants for the A6 and A7, which would combine an electric motor and 3-L diesel engine. There will also be no modified versions featuring petrol engines for the U.S., meaning the Audi A3 e-tron will remain the only Audi PHEV sold there.
caranddriver.com

Electric start-up scene: U.S. start-up Rivian Automotive has purchased a former Mitsubishi plant in Michigan, investing 175m dollars and wants to begin churning out EVs from 2019. A first model could already be unveiled this year.
themanufacturer.com, pantagraph.com

Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/02/12/amazon-backed-rivian-looking-for-ev-plant-in-europe/
12.02.2021 12:39