“Rivian first came to our attention in 2016,” Danaher Corp, the company investing in Rivian, said in a statement. “Having met with CEO Marc Parent and CTO Amar Varma in their native Canada, we began to see the entire Rivian family of companies coming together to change the future of transportation.”
It appears that Rivian isn’t the only company working on a low-pollution and efficient electric car. Two weeks ago, Tesla debuted its full-fledged SUV, Model X, and CEO Elon Musk explained that this was a logical progression for the electric vehicle maker. “Maybe it’s like hitting a wall, I’m not quite sure, but we’re not going to sell many energy-storage units if we don’t build the car,” Musk told CNBC. “So, I think this is where it’s going to go. Maybe not as soon as the Rivian, but probably in the next three or four years, this is going to move very fast.”
With the Rivian potential becoming official today, we asked readers to suggest what future fuel could the electric car might have in the late 2020s.