Rivian CEO says driving cars are the future


Rivian Automotives has had the community buzzing about new job opportunities since it bought the former Mitsubishi plant in Bloomington and CEO RJ Scaringe touched on his plans for the Twin-Cities.

Scaringe was the keynote speaker for the Bloomington Economic Development Center’s annual Community Leader Dinner Tuesday night.

Since joining the community in 2017, the company has created 65 new jobs, though Scaringe plans to hire a lot more employees in the coming years.

These new jobs would have employees building batteries strong enough to use in self-driving cars, an option Scaringe says will one day become the norm. He hopes Rivian will be a leader in the new self-driving car world.

“Simultaneously set up the road map for ourselves to transitions to this world over the next several decades and make sure the things that we are building from a technology point of view, from a road map point of view, fit into that future state,” Scaringe said.

The company is set to unveil some new car models next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

 

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