Rivian is an American electric vehicle maker and automotive technology company. Founded in 2009 by RJ Scaringe, the company develops and produces vehicles, products and services related to sustainable transportation. The company has facilities in Plymouth, Michigan; San Jose, California; Irvine, California; Normal, Illinois; Carson, California; and the United Kingdom.
The Rivian electric SUV R1S and electric pickup R1T debuted at the LA auto show in November, 2018. The vehicles will be semi-autonomous, deliver a driving range of over 400 miles and are designed for excellent on-road and off-road driving,
The company currently has four primary locations. The Plymouth, Michigan operation is dedicated to finances, engineering, and design. A facility in Irvine, California focuses on batteries, electrical hardware, and vehicle control software, while a facility in San Jose, California develops self-driving technology and data and an office in Carson, California is devoted to electric power conversion. The company’s 2.6-million-square-foot factory in Normal Illinois the home for manufacturing of vehicles and components such as battery packs. The Normal plant has a paint shop, robotics, stamping machines, and other production equipment. Rivian also maintains an advanced manufacturing office in Surrey, England.