Samsung SDI to make batteries for Rivian's EVsKorean battery maker Samsung SDI will supply battery cells for U.S. electric vehicle startup Rivian's upcoming vehicles, the companies said Tuesday.
RJ Scaringe of Rivian, backed by Amazon.com and Ford Motor, said in a statement Samsung SDI has been developing the battery cells for its vehicles as it plans to launch an electric pickup and SUV later this year.
Samsung SDI has been partnering with Rivian for its EV lineup, a company spokesperson said, without elaborating on the details of the deal.
Rivian's first electric pickup, R1T, starts at $75,000, and deliveries begin in June, according to its website.
The company supplies batteries to major automakers, including BMW and Ford.