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Business, Technology, Fuel

Ford Exits Rivian Board Ahead of Startup’s IPO

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

Ford Motor Co. has vacated its seat on the board of Rivian Automotive Inc. as the electric truck startup prepares to go public with an expected valuation of $80 billion.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
October 13, 2021
Business

Rivian Aims to Appeal to Middle Ground

Rivian Rivian’s R1T electric pickup measures 217 inches long. (Hannah Elliott/Bloomberg News)

Rivian’s R1T electric pickup, the rig expected to hitch up an $80 billion IPO, is 217 inches long. That makes it almost 15 inches shorter than Ford Motor Co.’s world-beating F-150 and almost 7 inches longer than Ford’s midsized pickup, the Ranger.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
October 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Rivian’s Electric Truck Gets All the Attention, but Fate Is Tied to Amazon

Amazon Jeff Bezos speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

On Oct. 1, Rivian shared new details of the Amazon deal in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing how closely its fate is tied to one of its biggest benefactors.

October 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Rivian Details $1 Billion Loss, Amazon Deal in IPO Filing

Rivian's R1T pickup truck Rivian's R1T pickup truck. Electric vehicle makers are scaling up, angling for a bigger slice of the growing market. (Bloomberg News)

Rivian Automotive Inc., the maker of electric pickups backed by Amazon .com Inc., disclosed a net loss of almost $1 billion in the first half of the year in its initial public offering paperwork.

Crystal Tse and Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
October 1, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

Rivian Gets US Regulatory Go-Ahead to Deliver EVs

Rivian Gets US Regulatory Go-Ahead to Deliver EVs The Rivian Automotive Inc. R1T electric pickup truck is displayed. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric pickup maker backed by Amazon.com Inc., says it has received full regulatory certifications and can start delivering its debut electric vehicle to U.S. customers.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
September 15, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Rivian Files for IPO

Rivian vehicle Rivian R1T by Rivian

Rivian Automotive Inc., the maker of electric pickups backed by Amazon .com Inc., has filed for an initial public offering and is seeking a roughly $80 billion valuation, according to people familiar with the matter.

August 27, 2021
Business

Amazon-Backed Rivian in Talks for $5 Billion Texas Plant

Rivian The charging port on a Rivian electric vehicle. (Rivian)

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric-vehicle startup backed by Amazon.com Inc., is in talks to invest at least $5 billion to build a factory near Fort Worth, Texas, according to a document obtained by Bloomberg News.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
August 11, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Why Southern California Is the New EV Mecca

An RT1 truck is assembled and tested on the factory floor at the Rivian factory in Normal, Ill. An RT1 truck is assembled and tested on the factory floor at the Rivian factory in Normal, Ill. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune via Tribune Content Agency)

California is fast becoming a leading research, design and manufacturing center for electric vehicles, and Southern California has an outsized part in that development.

Jeff Collins | The Orange County Register
August 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

EV Maker Rivian in Early Talks for UK Factory

Rivian Rivian's R1S SUV. (Jeff Johnson/Rivian Automotive Inc.)

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric truck startup backed by Amazon.com Inc. and Ford Motor Co., is in talks with the U.K. government on building its first manufacturing plant outside the U.S. near the English city of Bristol, Sky News reported.

Charles Capel | Bloomberg News
August 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

EV Pickup Truck Maker Rivian Plans Second US Factory

Rivian A prototype of a custom-built electric delivery van being developed by Rivian and Amazon. (Amazon.com Inc.)

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric pickup maker backed by Amazon.com Inc., is looking for a location for a second assembly plant in the U.S. before it has produced its first vehicle.

Brett Haensel | Bloomberg News
July 22, 2021

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