Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Unveils Prototype of Rivian-Built Electric Delivery Van

Amazon Rivian van Amazon

Amazon .com Inc. unveiled a prototype of one of three electric vehicles being developed in partnership with startup EV truck manufacturer Rivian.

Robert Channick | Chicago Tribune
October 9, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Rivian Faces Ban From Michigan Car Dealers in Direct-Sales Fight

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

Michigan auto dealers are trying to block startup electric carmakers including Rivian Automotive Inc. and Lucid Motors Inc. from following in Tesla Inc.’s footsteps by selling vehicles directly to consumers and servicing them in the state.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2020
Business, Technology

EV Maker Rivian Raises $2.5 Billion in New Funding Round

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

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric truck startup already backed by Amazon.com Inc. and Ford Motor Co., raised $2.5 billion in new funding from a group of investors led by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc.

Katie Roof | Bloomberg News
July 10, 2020
Business, Technology

Ford’s Lincoln Partners With Rivian for First Electric Model

Rivian's R1S electric SUV is unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2018. Rivian's R1S electric SUV is unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2018. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Lincoln is building its first fully electric vehicle with Rivian Automotive Inc., the battery-powered truck and SUV maker Ford Motor Co. backed with a $500 million investment last year.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
January 29, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Tesla Clears Road for Rivian, Others to Sell EVs in Michigan Without Dealers

Tesla vehicles stand at a Tesla Surpercharger station in California in October 2019. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc.’s legal victory to sell its electric vehicles in Michigan without dealers could clear a path for other carmakers to follow.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
January 23, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, TCA

Illinois’ Vehicle Manufacturing Future to be Shaped in Three Cities

Rivian plant in Normal, Ill. Amazon has placed an order for 100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian. (Rivian)

From electric trucks and startups to international megamergers, the state of the fast-evolving auto industry in Illinois comes down to a tale of three cities: Normal, Belvidere and Chicago.

Robert Channick | Chicago Tribune
January 2, 2020