Rivian will build a second, $5 billion EV plant in Georgia

Rivian will build a second, $5 billion EV plant in Georgia


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Amazon-backed EV startup Rivian is going to build a second factory in Georgia where it will assemble up to 400,000 electric vehicles per year. The company made the announcement on Thursday alongside state representatives after months of speculation over where it would look to expand its manufacturing footprint. It’s expected to invest $5 billion into the facility.

Rivian is already building its first electric pickup trucks at a former Mitsubishi factory in Normal, Illinois. But the company is getting ready to start building its electric SUV and is committed to producing 100,000 custom delivery vans for Amazon, so it has been searching for a place to create a factory from the ground up.

Rivian had been in talks with Forth Worth, Texas to…

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