Is Rivian building its European plant near Bristol?

Is Rivian building its European plant near Bristol?

Rivian has been negotiating with the UK government to build a plant near Bristol for several weeks, according to a media report, but the talks are not yet at an advanced stage.

According to the article, the US company has identified a 250-hectare campus called "Gravity" as a possible location, but the article does not give any further details about the planned plant and its possible scope.

The Gravity Industrial Park describes itself as a "blueprint for a smarter, cleaner future". The campus offers businesses the opportunity to buy or rent buildings and land. The industrial park is located south of Bristol near the Bristol Channel and is connected by the M5 motorway. The operators have plans to revitalise the rail infrastructure around the site - this has apparently not yet happened.

However, the sources point to the early stage of talks, which are apparently already being held at ministerial level by the British government. Possible alternative locations for Rivian's planned European plant are said to be in Germany and the Netherlands. Earlier reports on the possible European plant also mentioned Hungary as a potential location.