Rivian expands with new R&D heart in Serbia

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Whereas Rivian has but to start promoting and distributing its electrical vans and SUVs in Europe, the automaker is increasing throughout the continent with a brand new analysis and improvement (R&D) heart in Serbia.

The information of the R&D heart was disclosed by Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, who stated on Twitter that the brand new facility can be positioned within the nation’s capital, Belgrade.

“US-based Rivian, probably the most progressive and modern corporations on the planet, at the moment introduced that they’re opening an R&D heart in Belgrade,” stated Brnabic (view through information)

In accordance with native media studies, the ability will make use of 200 folks and will probably be operated beneath Rivian’s native subsidiary, Rivian SE Europe, which was created final July.

Rivian is losing no time searching for these 200 staff as 14 job postings have already appeared on the corporate’s careers web site.

Positions on the Serbian R&D facility embrace info expertise, autonomous driving, software program engineering, and several other human useful resource associated positions.

Rivian was initially anticipated to begin European gross sales in early 2022. In accordance with an e-mail despatched to an optimistic buyer in July 2021, the corporate stated they’d share extra particulars as they approached European gross sales. It is nearly the tip of September now and there have been no updates since.

Deliveries have additionally not began in Canada as the corporate continues to be ready to obtain certification from Transport Canada.

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