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Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Rivian Hires Former Waymo CFO Gerard Dwyer

Rivian vehicle The Rivian R1T. (Rivian)

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric-vehicle startup backed by Amazon .com Inc., has hired a former finance chief from Alphabet Inc.’s self-driving arm Waymo.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
May 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Rivian’s Tesla Alums Lead Charge as Debut Nears for First Three EVs

Rivian R.J. Scaringe unveils the R1S SUV in 2018. ( Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Rivian Automotive Inc. will soon set off on an aggressive sprint to upend the electric-vehicle business, with plans to start selling three models — a pickup truck, SUV and delivery van — in a matter of months. For this ambitious effort, it has harnessed powerful weapons: former Tesla Inc. engineers who launched the company’s Model 3 sedan.

Edward Ludlow and Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

Rivian Plans EV Charging Network

A Rivian electric vehicle Rivian promises its Waypoint 240-volt, “Level Two” chargers in every state park. Its SUV and pickup truck are aimed at overlanders who want to get away to national parks and other locations. (Rivian)

Electric vehicle maker Rivian Automotive is borrowing a page from Tesla Inc. and building an exclusive, fast-charger network for its coming R1T pickup and R1S SUV.

Henry Payne | The Detroit News
March 26, 2021
Business, Technology

Rivian to Open Brooklyn Showroom

Rivian vehicle Rivian's R1T electric pickup truck. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric truck startup backed by Amazon.com Inc., has signed a lease in Brooklyn for its first New York City retail store.

March 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Rivian Seeks 3-in-a-Row EV Debuts, Defying History

Rivian The R1T electric pickup truck. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric-truck startup backed by Amazon .com Inc., is running the automotive equivalent of a three-ring circus: attempting to launch a trio of new vehicles in a factory that made its last car six years ago.

Keith Naughton and Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
March 9, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Amazon-Backed Rivian Reportedly Eyes EV Plant in Europe

The Rivian R1S electric SUV is displayed during an event in Los Angeles in November 2018. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric-vehicle maker backed by Amazon .com Inc., is scouting locations in Europe to build a new factory, according to people familiar with the matter.

February 11, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Amazon-Backed Rivian Aims for IPO This Year

Rivian The Rivian Automotive Inc. R1S electric sports utility vehicle. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric-vehicle startup backed by Amazon.com Inc. and Ford Motor Co., is looking to go public as soon as September at a valuation of about $50 billion and perhaps more, according to people familiar with the matter.

February 10, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Amazon Starts Road Testing Rivian Electric Vans in Los Angeles

Rivian vehicle Amazon via YouTube

Amazon .com Inc. began testing the first lot of its Rivian Automotive Inc. electric delivery vans in Los Angeles as it works to fulfill a pledge to meet the goals of the Paris climate accord 10 years early.

Siddharth Philip | Bloomberg News
February 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Rivian Reportedly Reaches $27.6 Billion Value on New Funds

Rivian's R1T electric pickup truck. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News) Rivian's R1T electric pickup truck. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric-truck startup backed by Amazon .com Inc. and Ford Motor Co., raised $2.65 billion in new funding from a group of investors led by T. Rowe Price Group Inc.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2021
Business, Technology

Rivian Is Close to Raising Funds at $25 Billion Valuation

Rivian logo. (Rivian Automotive)

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric truck startup backed by Amazon.com Inc. and Ford Motor Co., is close to raising a new round of funding valuing it at about $25 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

Katie Roof and Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
January 5, 2021

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