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    Rivian Fuels Home Buying, Building Surge in Bloomington-Normal

    Source: WGLT.org Rivian Fuels Home Buying, Building Surge in B-N April 5, 2020 Bloomington-Normal real estate agents say there's a shortage of new homes available in Bloomington-Normal. Rivian's announcement that it plans to hire 1,800 workers at its electric vehicle plantin Normal by the...
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    Test Drive 2021

    I’m always around. Just didn’t see this thread devolve. Please make liberal use of the report post function folks 👍
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    Video: Real life look at R1S vs Ram 1500, GMC Terrain, Chevy Suburban [@ downtown Bloomington]

    From a video shot in downtown Bloomington. Not side by side unfortunately, so have to keep in mind the different distances/perspectives of the vehicles. Screenshots
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    RJ takes family off-road testing in a Rivian

    Nice to see testing is a family affair. 3 videos in all (make sure to scroll)
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    Rivian to lease 500,000 square feet of warehouse space in Normal

    Via: https://www.wjbc.com/2020/12/07/rivian-to-lease-500000-square-feet-of-warehouse-space-in-normal/ Rivian to lease 500,000 square feet of warehouse space in Normal December 7, 2020 NORMAL – Rivian has reached an agreement with an affiliate of Phoenix Investors to lease 500,000 square feet...
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    Rivian R1T Competitor -- The Nikola Badger Pickup, is Dead

    Via Autonews GM drops plans to build Nikola’s EV pickup November 30, 2020 DETROIT -- General Motors and Nikola Corp. on Monday announced a reworked, smaller agreement that keeps the fuel-cell partnership intact but eliminates an equity stake in the startup for the Detroit automaker as well as...
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    Launch Editions Fully Reserved. General Public Access to Rivian Configurator Begins 11/23 @ 9AM PST

    General public access (no preorder required) to the Rivian configurator will begin on 11/23 at 9AM PST.
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    California Announces Ban on Sale of New Gasoline-Powered Passenger Vehicles Starting 2035

    California plans to ban sale of new gasoline-powered passenger vehicles in 2035 Per Autonews September 23, 2020 WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES -- California plans to ban the sale of new gasoline powered passenger cars and trucks starting in 2035 in a dramatic move to shift to EVs and reduce...
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    Article: Rivian, other startups face ban from Mich. dealers in direct-sales fight

    Rivian, other startups face ban from Mich. dealers in direct-sales fight September 21, 2020 Michigan auto dealers are trying to block startup electric carmakers such as Rivian Automotive Inc. and Lucid Motors Inc. from following in Tesla Inc.’s footsteps by selling vehicles directly to...
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    Video: R1T Towing 11k lbs up high grades at 118º F -- Hot Weather Towing | Progress Report by Rivian

    Love seeing the passion from our members and disagreeing / debating is always welcome as long it's being done so respectfully. Some discussions have been getting personal and insulting. Please let's keep all discussions respectful. If anyone sees disrespectful / insulting behavior, please...
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    Video: R1T Towing 11k lbs up high grades at 118º F -- Hot Weather Towing | Progress Report by Rivian

    Last month, R1T validation continued with hot weather towing exercise, which included the SAE’s Davis Dam certification site and runs through Death Valley. Towing 11,000 lbs up high grades at 118º F demonstrates the capability and robustness of the R1T. Check out our latest blog post for all the...
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    Rivian Hires Ex-Tesla Exec as Top Engineer

    Via Automotive News: Rivian hires ex-Tesla exec as top engineer, report says Nick Kalayjian, new executive vice president of engineering and product at Rivian August 27, 2020 Electric-truck startup Rivian Automotive Inc. has hired a former Tesla Inc. executive to lead its engineering as the...
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    Rivian hires new COO and adds Tesla vets to team

    Rivian hires new COO, adds Tesla vets to roster https://www.autonews.com/executives/rivian-hires-new-coo-adds-tesla-vets-roster June 9, 2020 As Rivian edges closer to completing its manufacturing plant in Illinois and launching three electric vehicles next year, the company has added senior...
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    Rivian R2X and R1V model names trademarked

    Could the R1V be the Amazon van and the R2X the rally inspired crossover....
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    Rough Calculation of Rivian Orders, Delivery Times

    Good idea. Here to support in whatever way!


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