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Rivian is an American multinational automotive technology company. Founded in 2009, the company has facilities in Plymouth, Michigan; Normal, Illinois; San Jose and Irvine, California; Vancouver, Canada; and the United Kingdom.

Rivian battery packs are being developed for the more demanding adventurous lifestyle » and a second life

Episode Three: Powering Adventure | Adventurous Forever | Rivian

Bengt Halvorson / Green Car Reports »

In addition to normal day-to-day commuting conditions, weekends might involve hauling a lot of gear, towing boats or jet-skis, or even navigating rocky or muddy off-road trails.

For EV batteries, it’s an extreme test considering the range of temperatures, load levels, and potential shock and vibration they’re subjected to. And that’s before considering the rigors of more frequent fast-charging during those road trips and getaways—partly via a supplemental network of adventure-location fast-chargers to be built by the company.

It adds up to a mind-boggling range of use cases. And in order to adapt to very different patterns for driving and charging, Rivian is using a battery management system that can “learn” and enhance the life of the pack via real-time adjustments to a lot of control patterns.

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Rivian hires former Tesla employees to build its own charging network

Fred Lambert / Electrek »

Electrek has learned from sources familiar with the matter that the automaker is working on the “Rivian Adventure Network” and it is hiring people who worked on Tesla’s Supercharger network.

In March, Rivian hired Carrington Bradley as senior manager of charging deployment.

Before joining Rivian, Bradley had been working at Tesla for almost seven years and most recently, he was managing charging programs at the company.

Large, expensive, luxury electric pick-up trucks and SUVs will signal the arrival of the EV era in America, if they sell



Lawrence Ulrich, NY Times » (Paywall)

Say hello to G.M.’s 1,000-horsepower electric Hummer, that onetime green scourge, now rehabilitated to pass muster at any Silicon Valley cocktail party. Behold the beefy pickup trucks from Ford and Chevrolet, as well as upstarts like Rivian and Bollinger. Elon Musk at Tesla couldn’t resist upstaging rivals with the concept Cybertruck, a truck so Mad Max-macho that it makes a Hummer seem discreet.

Beyond the pickup realm, new electric models from Tesla, Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Cadillac share a common trait: They’re all luxury S.U.V.s, with rich accommodations, potent acceleration and generous space for families.

Ford / Lincoln EV project with Rivian cancelled

Michael Martinez  / Automotive News »

Ford Motor Co. and Rivian are canceling their plan to jointly develop an electric vehicle for the Lincoln brand due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Lincoln informed its dealers of the decision on Tuesday. Officials said the brand still planned to have its own EV eventually and could potentially co-develop a product with Rivian in the future but shelved the project because of the “current environment.”

Greg Gardner / Forbes »

“Given the current environment, Lincoln and Rivian have decided not to pursue development of a fully electric vehicle based on Rivian’s skateboard platform.”

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Alex Honnold travelling through Tahoe with his fiance Sanni in a Rivian

Climbing in Tahoe | Our Travels | Rivian

Alex Honnold has spent the last 15 years climbing in the outdoors. It’s deepened his appreciation for nature and inspired him to do whatever he can to protect it.

Rivian say they are on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. They believe there is a more responsible way to explore the world and are determined to make the transition to sustainable transportation an exciting one. They designed an emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles to challenge what’s possible. They hope to inspire you to do the same.

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