It was a big deal when Tesla announced its plans to open a second US vehicle production facility in Austin, Texas. It looks as though that decision may have started a trend because, according to a report published on Wednesday by Automotive News, Rivian might be getting ready to do the same, only not in the state capitol.
Yep, that’s right. Word ’round the campfire is that EV startup Rivian is considering building a second factory in Texas, which would join its primary production facility in Michigan and speaks to the brand’s intentions to expand its lineup. However, the company wouldn’t confirm that explicitly.
“Rivian is in discussions with multiple locations as part of a competitive process for siting a second manufacturing facility,” said Jim Chen, vice president of public policy for Rivian, in a statement. “This may include Rivian being involved in certain public-facing processes at potential locations. Involvement in these processes does not indicate a final decision.” Click to read more at www.cnet.com.