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Michigan-Based EV Startup Rivian Automotive Purchases Enormous Former Mitsubishi Factory
– 2 hours ago by Steven LovedayRivian Automotive essentially appeared from nowhere, and now as Teslarati reminds, the company has bought a massive car factory.This is huge news for EV enthusiasts.To put it into perspective, the former Mitsubishi Factory in Normal, IL is more than half the size of the current Tesla Gigafactory, and is located on a substantial piece of property that is over 60 percent of the size of the Gigafactory’s land.
Former Mitsubishi Plant In Normal Now Owned By Rivian Automotive
– Rivian Automotive has completed the purchase of the former Mitsubishi plant in the central Illinois city of Normal, where it plans to manufacture electric vehicles.Rivian CEO R.J. Scaringe said in a statement the company “couldn’t be more excited” in purchasing the plant.He added the location will be crucial to bringing the company’s products to market.