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Rivian Is Ramping Production of Pickups After Late 2021 Woes

  • EV maker eyes rate of 200 ready-to-sell units per week
  • Assembly line was halted in early January for improvements
Rivian R1T

Rivian R1T

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Rivian Automotive Inc. is ramping up output of its debut electric vehicle toward almost 200 delivery-ready units a week after working through production snags, according to people familiar with the matter, gaining traction after missing its goals in 2021.

The pickup maker backed by Amazon.com Inc. had paused production at its Normal, Illinois, plant for about a week around the start of this month for fixes and process improvements, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private information.