Volkswagen – Rivian deal: VW gets E/E architecture, Rivian gets capital and scale

Software-Defined Vehicles

While Rivian will contribute with its existing E/E architecture and vehicle software expertise, Volkswagen brings global scale, processes and homologation expertise to the deal

On June 25, Volkswagen Group and US-based electric carmaker Rivian Automotive announced their plan to set up an equal joint venture company that will focus on developing the next-generation electrical and electronic (E/E) architecture and software solutions that will be central to upcoming electric vehicles from both the carmakers.

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