Rivian Automotive

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Rivian Automotive
Industry Automotive
Founded 2009
Headquarters Detroit, MI
Number of locations
Detroit, MI; San Francisco, CA; Normal, IL
Key people
RJ Scaringe (CEO), Jiten Behl (Chief Strategy Officer), Gabe Mesanza (COO), Larry Achram, (Chief Design Engineer)
Website www.rivian.com

Rivian Automotive is an automotive technology company with development operations in Detroit and San Francisco.


Founded in 2009, Rivian is an automotive technology company developing products and services related to sustainable mobility.

The company's founder and CEO is Robert 'RJ' Scaringe, born January 19, 1983, is a graduate of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan Automotive Laboratory.


In 2011, Scaringe said the company had plans to release a car with cost in the mid-US$20,000 range and gas mileage of up to 60 miles per gallon.[1] Rivian planned to release its first production car in 2013, with other models following in 2014.[2] As of the end of 2016, no models had been released.


Rivian acquired a manufacturing plant near Normal, Illinois in the former Mitsubishi Motors plant in January 2017.[3][4]


  1. ^ "End Of Shuttle Program Leaves Thousands Jobless". NPR. 11 July 2011. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Avera Motors of Rockledge becomes Rivian Automotive". Florida Today. 10 March 2011. Archived from the original on 17 March 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-rivian-mitsubishimotors-idUSKBN13Y1SZ
  4. ^ Lambert, Fred (9 January 2017). "An electric vehicle startup comes out of stealth mode and buys shuttered Mitsubishi plant in Illinois". Electrek. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 

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