July 24, 2022 – Rivian is planning a broader range of electric commercial vehicles in a variety of shapes and sizes, and expects to be building millions of EVs a year at multiple plants after 2030.
“We’re thinking about many other aspects of the commercial space outside of last-mile delivery (including) cargo and work vans,” Chief Executive R.J. Scaringe said. “We’ve had a whole host of discussions with other customers.” He didn’t identify the other potential customers.
Scaringe said Rivian also is planning a smaller family of commercial vehicles, which could share some components with the company’s upcoming R2 electric crossover, due to start production in 2025 at a new $5 billion Georgia plant. That series will be built on a new platform with “a smaller footprint, a smaller form factor” than the EDV-700 that’s being shipped to Amazon.