Other startup EV companies are moving quickly, too. Lucid Motors is developing a luxury EV sedan. Derek Automotive is opening an EV showroom at Atlantic Station. Chinese EV maker BYD has already produced thousands of vehicles in China.
Rivian delivered its first vehicles to customers in September, made at its Normal, Illinois, factory.
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