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  • Rivian R1T

    Rivian presented concepts for an electric pickup truck and related SUV last November at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, but the EV startup plans to follow them up with even more models, and quickly. In an interview with Bloomberg published Wednesday, Rivian CEO and founder R.J. Scaringe revealed the company plans to launch six vehicles by 2025, and those are just the vehicles that Rivian will sell itself. Rivian is also open to developing and manufacturing vehicles for other firms, Scaringe revealed, so the company's plant in Normal, Illinois, which Rivian acquired from Mitsubishi for just...

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    Rivian patents removable auxiliary battery pack tech

    Rivian doesn't plan to keep owners tied down to built-in batteries and their ranges if a new patent discovery is any clue. The startup electric car maker filed to patent removable auxiliary battery pack technology. The Rivian Forums first discovered the patent on Monday, though Rivian filed for the...

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    Potential third model from Rivian spied at EV startup's headquarters

    U.S. electric car startup Rivian unveiled a pickup truck and SUV last November at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, but the company is known to be working on additional vehicles, one of which might have just been spotted. Our latest spy shots were taken outside Rivian's headquarters in Plymouth...

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    Book it: Amazon delivers millions to Tesla-rival Rivian to build electric SUVs, pickups

    Rivian inched closer to prime time on Friday with the announcement it had received $700 million in the latest round of equity investment. Online shopping and technology giant Amazon was the lead investor. Amazon's total investment was not disclosed in Rivian's announcement, but the company...

  • Rivian R1S
    Pininfarina SUV will reportedly borrow Rivian tech

    Pininfarina will launch itself into the car business in 2020 with the Battista electric hypercar (previously PF0), but it will follow up its first act with an electric SUV that will reportedly use engineering from American electric car startup Rivian. Autocar India reported the news on Friday...

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    Rivian's third model to be rally-raid style performance car

    Rivian is fresh off of its two high-profile debuts at the 2018 LA Auto Show where it showed an electric pickup truck and SUV, but there's a third model in the works and it should delight enthusiasts: it's a rally-raid style performance car. Rivian CEO and founder RJ Scaringe told Autocar last week...

  • Rivian S1T, 2018 LA Auto Show

    Dealerships and dealer groups are worried about the future. They should be. There's a shift in the automotive industry away from the traditional sales model toward a subscription model. Car ownership could be like your Netflix or iPhone plan. The man in charge at Michigan-based startup Rivian said those dealer and dealer group concerns aren't necessary. RJ Scaringe, Rivian founder and CEO, told Motor Authority at the 2018 LA Auto Show on Thursday that despite the startup's direct sales model it sees an opportunity to leverage dealerships in the future to own service. READ: Rivian R1S debuts...

  • Rivian S1T, 2018 LA Auto Show
    Rivian R1S debuts with 410 miles of range: What the Tesla Model X should've been

    Rivian is gearing up to take on the Tesla Model X with a family-sized SUV of its own called the R1S, which the American electric car startup revealed Tuesday. And unlike the egg-shaped Tesla, Rivian's R1S features a rugged, almost utilitarian look that should appeal to SUV buyers with more...

  • Rivian R1T electric pickup concept
    Rivian R1T electric pickup revealed ahead of 2018 LA auto show, R1S SUV coming too

    It seems like an electric car startup surfaces every other day, but there's reason to take Rivian a bit more seriously than most. Instead of making bold promises that get pushed back or completely fail, Rivian has been working diligently in the background on its electric car plans for several...

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    Rivian will show electric pickup and SUV at 2018 LA auto show

    Rivian is a rather quiet electric car startup based in Michigan but the firm is ready to start making some noise. Rivian will show its first two models, an electric pickup truck and SUV, at this November's 2018 Los Angeles auto show, spokeswoman Kas Regas confirmed to Motor Authority. The pickup...

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    Electric car startup backed by ex-McLaren execs plans pickup and SUV

    It seems like an electric car startup surfaces every other day, but there's reason to take Rivian a bit more seriously than most. Instead of making bold promises that end up being pushed back or completely fail, Rivian has been working diligently in the background on its electric car plans, which...

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    Startup Rivian in talks to buy former Mitsubishi plant

    It’s been quite a few years since we last heard about startup automaker Rivian but the company is now making headlines again, this time with news that it’s in talks to buy the former Mitsubishi plant in Normal, Illinois. A statement issued by the Illinois Department of Commerce outlines...

  • Avera Motors high-efficiency vehicle teaser

    If you’ve never heard of Rivian Automotive, consider yourself in good company. Most car fans, even the diehard among us, would be hard-pressed to answer the question, “What automaker, based in Rockledge, Florida, aims to produce fuel-efficient and affordable sports cars by 2013?” The answer is Rivian Automotive, which was originally founded as Avera Motors until Hyundai filed suit over confusion between its Azera model and the Avera name. Avera Motors became Rivian Automotive in late 2010. Now comes word that the tiny startup automaker, which employs a staff of 20, has...

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