Netherlands wants Rivian's European plant

Netherlands wants Rivian's European plant

Rivian could not only produce its vehicles there, but also take over VDL Nedcar completely. The contract manufacturer currently builds several series for the BMW Group, such as the BMW X1 and three Mini derivatives. However, it is already known that the contracts for the Mini Countryman and BMW X1 will not be renewed and will therefore expire in 2023 - as is known, both series are to be built together in future at the BMW plant in Leipzig, including the BEV version.

The owner of the plant, the VDL Groep - which also owns the bus manufacturer VDL Bus & Coach - would therefore have to find a new customer to keep the 4,500 employees at the plant in the province of Limburg - or sell the plant, which is what the rumours surrounding Rivian point to. According to various reports, a Rivian delegation wants to visit the plant in Born as early as December.