Corporate History

Corporate History

Rivian is an electric vehicle automaker and automotive technology company developing products and services related to sustainable transportation.

The company was founded in 2009 by CEO Robert ‘RJ’ Scaringe, who graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a doctorate in mechanical engineering. In 2015, Rivian opened research facilities in Michigan and the Bay Area. Rivian began working on electric vehicles and related products. In January 2017, Rivian acquired the former Mitsubishi plant in Normal, IL, with the intention that the plant would become Rivian’s primary North American manufacturing location.

In November 2018 Rivian revealed its first two products: an electric five-passenger pickup truck named the R1T™ and an electric seven-passenger SUV named the R1S™.

The company has stated that it will develop further products and related technologies in the near term.

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