According to earlier reports, electric car maker Rivian plans to arrive in Europe in early 2022. In that case, the pickup would be R1T. It revealed an email from a Rivian employee.
Now the news channel reports Sky News Rivian also sees the establishment of a factory in British Bristol. According to Sky News, Rivian has been in secret talks with the British government for two weeks about a possible establishment.
Negotiations should have revolved around a factory where the focus would be on making Rivian electric cars. It doesn’t have to be a Giga factory that also includes battery production.
According to news channel sources, the factory will have an investment equivalent to SEK 12 billion. At the same time, there will be offers from Germany and the Netherlands, Sky News reported.
The announcement of setting up a factory in the UK or elsewhere in Europe is expected in the coming months, Sky News writes. In addition to picking up, the Rivian SUV will produce the R1S, which is based on the same platform as the pickup. In addition, e-commerce company Amazon has invested heavily in Rivian and ordered 100,000 electric delivery vans.
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