Rivian To Launch Six Models By 2025, Will Build EVs For Others Including Amazon

Rivian’s founder has revealed some new details about their future product lineup.

Speaking with Bloomberg, R.J. Scaringe said the company plans to introduce six vehicles by 2025. All of them will reportedly be pickups and SUVs as the company doesn’t have any intentions to build a sedan.

The models will also be relatively large as Scaringe said these vehicles are popular with consumers and burn the most fuel. We might have already gotten a glimpse of one of them as a mysterious buck / mock up was snapped at Rivian’s headquarters in February.

While Rivian has a lot on their plate, Scaringe confirmed they will also be making vehicles for other companies. He didn’t go into specifics, but said one of the models is related to Amazon’s $700 (£539 / €623) million investment. This is certainly interesting and it’s possible the online retailer has tapped the firm to create an electric delivery vehicle. That’s far from official, but more than 5,000 Amazon employees have called on CEO Jeff Bezos to create a company-wide plan to combat climate change.

Scaringe didn’t mention the company’s discussions with General Motors, but he might have hinted at why the talks fell apart. As he explained, “In general, my reason for starting Rivian was to do big things without anything preventing us from doing that.” The publication believes GM might have wanted some kind of exclusivity agreement with Rivian and this could have prevented the two sides from reaching a deal.

Regardless of how those talks turned out, it doesn’t appear that Rivian is struggling. Scaringe said the automaker has already received tens of thousands of pre-orders for a $1,000 each. That’s pretty impressive considering the company’s first vehicles won’t be launched until next year.

 

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