EV truck maker Rivian plans in-house battery cell manufacturing

Electric truck maker Rivian Automotive, which currently sources batteries from South Korean supplier Samsung SDI, plans to build battery cells in-house, its filing for a U.S. initial public offering showed on Friday. The startup, backed by Inc and Ford Motor Co, said in the filing that its own battery cells would “complement third-party cell procurement which will provide supply continuity and support our anticipated growth.” Rivian, which disclosed losses of nearly $1 billion in the first half of the year, said it sees capital expenditure of approximately $8 billion through the end of 2023 to invest in additional manufacturing capacity, battery cell production, charging networks and others.


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