Former Tesla Workers Engage in Rivian Charging Network

Former Tesla Workers Engage in Rivian Charging Network

June 6, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

American startup will build a network of charging stations

Off-road electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian has begun developing its own charging station network, led by former Tesla specialists.

Of great importance for the success of electric cars on the market is the corresponding infrastructure – in particular, the number and convenience of the location of charging stations. Some companies are willing to invest heavily in infrastructure – Tesla, for example, is developing a network of branded Supercharger charging stations, and now ex-Tesla employees will take up the Rivian charging network called Adventure Network. According to Electrek, in March, Carrington Bradley, project manager for the development and construction of a network of Supercharger charging stations, went to work at Rivian startup, having worked for Tesla for seven years.

In addition, Sarah Esslinger, who was responsible for the direction of electric vehicles at Lyft, has recently been appointed Senior Rivian Infrastructure Manager, and has been involved in charging stations in Tesla for more than six years. Finally, Tesla’s ex-manager, Keith Ahuja, has also been appointed director of the Rivian Adventure Network. Rivian models can be charged at stations with a CCS cable. Unlike the Supercharger network, Rivian charging stations will be built far from major cities and highways – in the first place, a startup plans to equip national parks with chargers.