Rivian Automotive and its electric SUV made a cameo today (Tuesday) during the Blue Origin space launch with Jeff Bezos on board. Bezos and the three other flight passengers rode in the SUV to the spacecraft.
Rivian is producing its electric vehicles along with delivery vans for Amazon at its manufacturing plant in Normal. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says Rivian has become a national talking point.
Rivian has hired about 2,000 people at its plant in Central Illinois.