According to foreign media reports, rivian, a new power of electric vehicles in the United States, recently released the news that it will independently develop and produce power batteries.
It is reported that rivian has independently developed power transmission system (motor, inverter and gearbox), battery module and battery pack, electronic control unit (ECU) and corresponding software programs.
Rivian officials said that they hope to improve the enterprise's product ecosystem, especially the product development and operation infrastructure, so as to improve product innovation ability and customer experience. Meanwhile, rivian's future product lineup will be further expanded.
In addition, in order to ensure production capacity and delivery, rivian decided to independently produce power batteries as an important supplement to third-party battery procurement.
Rivian said that in the future, the company will continue to improve the ability of vertical integration of power batteries, including battery related chemical development, module and packaging engineering, BMS design, procurement of key raw materials, battery manufacturing expertise, and advanced internal laboratories to perform the required verification and testing.
1、 The new factory has planned to build or will jointly produce batteries
It is reported that in August this year, rivian has planned to invest about US $5 billion (about RMB 32.35 billion) to build a new factory near Fort Worth, Texas.
Rivian is also considering building a second plant east of mesa, Arizona. It is reported that rivian's CEO scaringe has discussed the project with Arizona governor Doug due. It is understood that this factory in Arizona will be used to produce batteries and vehicles.
According to foreign media, at present, rivian's battery supplier is Samsung SDI. Rivian r1t and R1s use their 2170 cylindrical lithium-ion batteries, and Samsung SDI is considering building a supporting plant near rivian's plant in Illinois.
▲ rivian's plant in Bloomington normar, Illinois
Therefore, it is speculated that rivian may not be completely independent in R & D and production of power batteries, but establish a joint venture with Samsung SDI.
2、 Focus electric pickup just submitted its IPO application last Friday
Rivian focuses on the segment market of electric pickup truck, and the market performance of its products is not inferior to Tesla's cybertruck and a number of traditional fuel pickup trucks.
At present, rivian has two models in mass production, namely electric SUV R1s and electric pickup r1t. Among them, rivian r1t will be officially unveiled in 2019, and the starting price of the new r1t explore basic version will be US $67500 (about RMB 436000), which is expected to be listed in 2022.
▲ rivian's electric SUV R1s
It is reported that rivian just submitted an IPO application last Friday and plans to be listed on NASDAQ under the code rivn. Underwriters include Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Group and JPMorgan Chase.
▲ rivian's IPO information
In fact, rivian has now taken the lead, leading Tesla, Ford, GM and other well-known car companies, and has a certain first mover advantage in the subdivision circuit of electric pickup truck. But with more and more players joining, rivian will also face a fierce battle in the future.
Conclusion: rivian industrial chain continues to improve
Rivian's vertically integrated ecosystem is its unique competitive advantage. Rivian has found a way in the electric pickup segment; The announcement of self-produced and self-developed power battery just continues the logic of its vertical integration.
With the continuous improvement of its industrial chain, can rivian become the next Tesla? rub one's eyes and wait.