American electric car producer opens a technology centre in Belgrade

The U.S. manufacturer of electric automobiles, Rivian, opened yesterday a technology centre in Belgrade which will provide jobs for 200 engineers.

The centre’s inauguration was attended by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic who said that Rivian’s arrival in Serbia was of special importance and that it took over a year and a half of consistent effort to bring that investor to Serbia.

“Serbia is the only country in Europe to succeed in this. After the U.S. and Canada, they opened a centre only in Serbia. This is something that you live, work and fight for. I saw motivated young people here, who are well-paid, and who will stay here to work,” Vucic said.

The U.S. Ambassador to Serbia, Christopher Hill, said on the occasion: “I am overjoyed that such a brilliant company is fitting in so well in Serbian culture, literally like burek and yoghurt. From the standpoint of the U.S. embassy, we are proud that Rivian is here and it will be our pleasure to watch the company grow”.

Rivian currently has fourteen employees in Serbia and plans to raise the number to 25 by the year end, said the company’s Vice President for Talent Acquisition, Cindy Nicola, said.

Founded in 2009, the Rivian Company designs and produces electric vehicles. Its first model was the R1T pickup truck with two rows of seats for five passengers, which has been declared the best vehicle in its category. The company also manufactures an SUV called R1S with three rows of seats for seven passengers in total.

(Euronews, 09.12.2022)

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