Rivian started a tough year on a flat foot

Rivian has a challenging year ahead — and the first quarter is off to a tepid start. The EV startup announced Tuesday that it built 13,980 vehicles and delivered 13,588 of them in the first quarter

TechCrunch Mobility: The wheels are starting to come off the Fisker EV bus

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Rivian starts offering adapters to access Tesla’s Supercharger network

Rivian customers can now request an adapter to tap into Tesla’s vast North American network of Superchargers, making it the second automaker to do so behind Ford. The company announced Monday that i

Pornhub says, ‘Bad Texas! No smut for you!’

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TechCrunch Minute: Why little EVs from Rivian and Telo could thaw the EV winter

The great EV boom is fading a bit, but that’s not a concern if you take a long-enough view. Sure, Tesla expects slower growth for its car sales this year, and there are some indications that oth

Rivian’s big bet, Waymo goes driverless in Austin and the Chevy Blazer EV returns

Welcome back to TechCrunch Mobility — your central hub for news and insights on the future of transportation. This week was all about Rivian and its splashy reveal of three future EVs.

Rivian’s new ‘treehouse’ rooftop tent comes with a movie projector

Rivian has a little cinematic surprise tucked in its new “treehouse” rooftop tent, one of the many accessories the automaker plans to sell alongside its next-generation R2 SUV and future R

The Rivian R2 SUV racks up 68,000 reservations a day after reveal

The Rivian R2, an all-electric sport utility vehicle that’s smaller and more affordable than the automaker’s flagship SUV, appears to be a hit with potential customers. At least, if the nu

Rivian takes the wraps off $45K R2 SUV, its biggest bet yet

As customers, VIP guests and media milled into the Rivian South Coast Theater in Laguna Beach on Thursday — the Pacific Ocean crashing on the beach just a few hundred feet away — a mix of hope and

Rivian surprise announces the R3 hatchback, and it’s cute as hell

Rivian just surprise-announced an all-electric hatchback called the R3 — giving the company a big Apple-esque “one more thing” announcement at the event that was ostensibly supposed

A bumpy road for EV manufacturers

Welcome to Startups Weekly — your weekly recap of everything you can’t miss from the world of startups. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Friday. Rivian launched with a promise to revolut

Rivian lays off 10% of workforce as EV pricing pressure mounts

Rivian is laying off 10% of its salaried workforce in a bid to cut costs in an increasingly tough market for electric vehicles, putting even more pressure on its future, more affordable EV called the

Rivian will reveal its smaller, cheaper R2 SUV on March 7

Rivian will reveal its next-generation vehicle — a smaller, cheaper electric SUV known as R2 — on March 7, the company announced Monday morning. There’s little other detail about the

Rivian deliveries slip 10% in Q4, raising demand questions

Rivian reported Tuesday it produced 17,541 vehicles at its Normal, Illinois factory and delivered 13,972 to customers in the fourth quarter, mixed results that left investors wary and sent shares down

Rivian launches leasing program for its all-electric R1T pickup in 14 states

Rivian kicked off Monday a limited program that will give customers in select U.S. states the option to lease an all-electric R1T pickup truck. For now, customers living in 14 U.S. states can access t

Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe is now taking over the top product role at the EV maker

Rivian founder and CEO RJ Scaringe has taken on another role within the publicly traded EV maker as chief product officer Nick Kalayjian moves out of the job and eventually into an advisory position,

A software update bricked Rivian infotainment systems

Welcome to the future, where your car is a computer and a “fat finger” can grind your tunes to a halt. On Monday, Rivian put out — then abruptly canceled — an over-the-air software upd

Rivian eyes software upcharges around AR and autonomy, not heated seats

We’re well past the revelation that automakers are software companies. But as the industry deepens its software roots, firms are still figuring out which upgrades they’ll charge for — an

Rivian raises production forecast for 2023, narrows losses in Q3

Rivian continued to close the gap on losses, reduce costs and ramp up production in the third quarter with results that beat Wall Street expectations and suggested a rosier future, including raising

Rivian and Amazon are no longer exclusive

Rivian vans are no longer an Amazon exclusive. The automaker said on Tuesday that it will now let other companies buy its commercial electric vans, ending an exclusivity deal that Amazon secured when
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