After months of production delays, the first full-battery electric R1T truck from Rivian Automotive is now on Illinois roadways.
Rivian founder and CEP RJ Scaringe (LIKE SYRINGE) posted a variety of photos on social media on Tuesday, showing blue R1T trucks rolling off the assembly lines in the Twin-Cities. Scaringe spoke to the workforce at the plant on Tuesday.
The California-based company has dumped over $1 billion into their manufacturing plant in Normal, which will also produce thousands of delivery vans for Amazon. Rivian, who has raised around $8 billion since the start of 2019, has the backings from major companies such as Ford and Amazon. According to a plant spokesperson, the workforce is expected to increase to around 4-thousand employees sometime next year.