Rivian to build second US plant in Georgia

Rivian to build second US plant in Georgia

Rivian has set the location for its planned second U.S. plant: it will be located east of Atlanta in the state of Georgia and will be capable of producing up to 400,000 electric vehicles per year when completed, with construction scheduled to begin in the summer of 2022 and production to start in 2024.

However, the rumors regarding the location were also wrong. For a long time, the city of Mesa in the state of Arizona was considered a favorite, and Fort Worth in Texas also made an effort to build the Rivian plant.

The company now wants to invest up to five billion dollars (around 4.4 billion euros) in the project in Georgia - not only in buildings and production facilities, but also in site development. Environmental compatibility, the company's own generation of renewable energy and green spaces are also to play a role. According to Rivian, the 2,000-hectare site will also include "ample natural space".

Whether and to what extent the company will receive subsidies and tax breaks is not disclosed in the announcement. In addition to logistics, the reasons for the location decision were the availability of clean energy and potential employees - Rivian plans to employ up to 7,500 people on site.