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Electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian committed to building plants in Morgan and Walton counties


Executives for electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian are continuing to reassure Georgia officials that their company remains committed building a massive plant in Morgan and Walton counties despite a recent pause in construction. During an appearance in Atlanta, Tony Sanger, who’s vice president of facilities for the company acknowledged concerns over the company’s plans for the state but stressed they’re not abandoning Georgia even through they have shifted production of its new R2 SUV to its sole plant located in Normal Illinois.

When Rivian announced plans for delay in construction of the $5 billion Georgia plant, the company said it will save nearly $2.2 billion in costs by moving to an existing production line and get vehicles in the hands of customers faster. During Saturday’s event at Rivian’s Ponce City Market showroom in Atlanta, prototypes of three new EV models revealed in an effort to calm fears about its future plans. Sanger said the automaker will meet its obligations in Georgia to have 7,500 workers at the Rutledge site by 2030.

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