Rivian recently opened a new space location in Atlanta and used the occasion to provide updates on its upcoming manufacturing plant in Georgia.
According to Rivian its next production plant at Stanton Springs North is making progress. The selected site has been prepared by the State of Georgia and the Joint Development Authority of Jasper, Morgan, Newton & Walton Counties for construction work to start.
Rivian says the site’s upper pad grading is 95 percent completed, with a formal ground-breaking ceremony expected early next year. Rivian is targeting a 400,000-unit per annum capacity for the facility. It will be almost as huge as Giga Texas and will feature an R&D center, training facilities, delivery center, on-site test tracks, and charging stations for the newly-produced EVs.
The $5 billion plant has witnessed opposition even before the foundations are laid. The Georgia Supreme Court approved the plant despite complaints from locals in three counties.
The new space opened by Rivian is located in Ponce City Market, Atlanta. Georgia. It allows Georgians to easily “connect with the brand, get up-close with its electric adventure vehicles, and learn more about the company’s plans in the Peach State.”