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Rivian Automotive

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Takumi, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Takumi

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    Sounds like a car to be designed and built by a committee, no a Community!!
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    Authoritative Trade Journal Automotive News.

    Rivian plans to start EV output at ex-Mitsu plant by 2020

    "The company aims to produce a fully electric five-passenger pickup and a seven-passenger SUV at the plant, despite having not yet released any designs. The pickup is expected to go 400 miles between charges, offer some self-driving capabilities and cost no less than $50,000, but will not be released before 2020, Crain's Chicago Business reported.

    Rivian received the loan($200M) from Standard Chartered Bank, bringing its financing total to $450 million. Investors include the investment arm of Saudi company Abdul Latif Jameel and Sumitomo Corp. of Americas, and there are other investors that are unnamed."
     
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    Rivian needs to have a potent strategy to succeed where so many have failed before...
     
  6. RobStark

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    SF Motors and Workhorse have itty bitty factories. SF backed by a small but real Chinese automaker while Workhorse has experience in truck coachbuilding but not manufacturing.

    Other than that they are way ahead of the game of every other EV startup because they have a real big boy Auto Manufacturing Plant.
     
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    Like when Tesla bought the factory from Toyota. I wouldn't say every other startup.
     
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    In North America, I would say yes.

    Some Chinese startup with Billions of $$$ and Chinese government blessing no.

    And, no Tesla is no longer a "startup."
     

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