Rivian partners with Samsung SDI for EV battery supply

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Rivian has finally announced its battery partner for their upcoming electric vehicles (EVs), deciding to go with Samsung SDI.

The automaker and the south Korean battery company made the announcement Monday morning, saying they have been working together for some time to develop the battery cells.

“We’re excited about the performance and reliability of Samsung SDI battery cells combined with our energy-dense module and pack design,” said Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe. (via Reuters)

Rivian is planning to begin deliveries of their first electric pickup truck, the R1T later this summer. That will be followed shortly after by the R1S – an all-electric SUV.

As those deliveries get closer, the automaker has been releasing more information about what the ownership experience will be like. They recently revealed an impressive warranty package, including a battery warrant of eight years or up to 175,000 miles.

They have also released information on how their vehicles will be serviced, and it sounds a lot like Tesla’s service model.

Deliveries in Canada are expected to begin later this year in November 2021.