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EVgo adds Rivian to its Autocharge+ seamless charging system

One of many complaints about public charging is that some public chargers require EV drivers to go through a cumbersome process involving apps and logins before charging. Plug & Charge, based on the ISO 15118 standard, eliminates all that, handling authentication and billing automatically when a driver plugs in. (This is basically the same feature… Read more »

Amazon brings Rivian electric delivery vans to Germany

In 2019, Amazon announced an order of 100,000 electric delivery vehicles from then-startup Rivian, and the two companies collaborated to design a new state-of-the-art EV. Amazon began rolling out the new electric vans in the summer of 2022. The company says it now has 3,000 Rivian vans in service across the US, along with 2,000… Read more »

Rivian becomes latest US automaker to adopt Tesla’s EV charging system

Rivian has followed Ford and GM in hooking up with EV charging trendsetter Tesla. Rivian drivers will have access to Tesla’s Supercharger network across the US and Canada. The company will also continue to expand its own Rivian Adventure Network, which will comprise some 3,500 chargers at 600 sites along routes and highways popular with… Read more »

Rivian installs 783 kW solar parking canopy at its factory, recalls trucks for steering issue

There’s been good news and bad news for Rivian this week. PV Magazine reported that the automaker has installed a solar canopy with a capacity of 783 kW at its factory in Normal, Illinois. The facility, which was developed by ForeFront Power, is used to charge Rivian electric trucks as they come off the production… Read more »

First of Amazon’s Rivian electric delivery vehicles hit the road

In 2019, Amazon ordered 100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian. It was an impressive vote of confidence in the startup EV-maker, and it remains one of the largest orders for commercial vehicles in the US market. Now those vehicles have started hitting the road in Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle,… Read more »

Entec Polymers and Rivian support public chargers at Oregon state parks

Plastic manufacturer Entec Polymers has partnered with Adopt a Charger and Rivian to support public charging stations at selected state parks in Oregon. Over the course of the next year, Level 2 EV chargers will be installed in selected state parks as part of a pilot project created by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department… Read more »

Rivian working on 800-volt architecture, bidirectional charging, in-house drive units and battery cells

EV startup Rivian’s Q4 2021 Shareholder Letter is reminiscent of the ones we used to see from a certain other Californian EV startup in its idealistic younger days—full of forward-looking technical innovations. Rivian appears to embracing several current trends on the EV scene—going bidirectional and moving towards 800 volts, LFP cells and more in-house production… Read more »

Rivian to build $5-billion battery and assembly plant near Atlanta

Rivian Automotive is the brightest rising star in the EV firmament at the moment, and it’s flush with cash following a $11.9 billion stock offering in November. Now the company has announced plans to put some of that nest egg to work at a new $5-billion battery and assembly plant east of Atlanta, which is… Read more »

2022 Rivian R1T: A real pickup truck makes an impressive debut

Could Rivian emerge as “the next Tesla?” On the strength of its debut truck, that’s not an unreasonable question. If you want to attract attention, keeping a company in stealth mode for several years is a good way to do it. The startup carmaker Rivian was founded a decade ago by RJ Scaringe, but it… Read more »

Rivian becomes one of the world’s most valuable automakers—with no revenue

Are investors farsighted or foolhardy? A little of both, in our view—but there’s no question that Wall Street believes in an electric future. EV startup Rivian went public last week, raising nearly $12 billion to give the company a valuation of around $77 billion. Since then, RIVN stock has soared, making the company one of… Read more »