Crain’s Detroit recently reported that Amazon is planning to invest $700 million in Plymouth Township based Rivian, maker of electric pick-up trucks and sports utility vehicles. Earlier last week, Reuters reported that GM was also interested in becoming a stakeholder .

Detroit Public Television’s One Detroit and Daily Detroit’s Sven Gustafson took a look at some of Rivian’s pre-production models last month.

Take a look at our report:

The company has been working on concepts for ten years and made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show late last year.
Rivian CEO R.J. Scaringe told Gustafson, “We wanted to make sure we weren’t just showing an idea or a sketch or a rendering, we were showing a proper vehicle fully engineered and had all the pieces together to deliver that.”

Featured Image: Rivian founder and CEO Robert “RJ” Scaringe standing on the side access panel of the Rivian R1T pickup, Photo by Richard Truesdell via wikimedia cc 4.0