Manufacturer of electric vehicles plans to build another factory. The company can produce batteries as well as EVs at the factory if this is achieved. Rivian could be announced in the next few months and reports that construction could begin next year.
Rivia spokeswoman Amy Mast confirmed to the organization that the company was “investigating locations for another U.S. manufacturing facility.” Mast noted that it was early in the process and did not share additional details.
The company’s first factory is located in Normal, Illinois. it employs about 7,000 people, and another factory would likely create hundreds of new jobs, which seems to be the reason why several states have reportedly made offers.
An additional plant would allow Rivian to increase capacity and have a 50-gigawatt-hour battery cell production line, the report said. There may also be a production and technology center on site, and construction is likely to take place in stages. Meanwhile, Rivian reportedly aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions at the plant as quickly as possible.
Last week, Rivian from a truck for a few months until September, and an R1S SUV until the fall. He blamed the effects of COVID-19 as a major factor. The pandemic also resulted in a change in the schedule for another factory, according to Reuters.
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