What It Is: Largest EV company in the world with a focus on renewable energy solutions Company Founder: Elon Musk Founded: 2003 Units Sold: 1,917,450 Number of Employees: Over 99,000
What It Is: Electric vehicle automaker focused on fully electric sport utility and off-road vehicles Company Founder: RJ Scaringe Founded: 2009 Units Sold: 2,147 Number of Employees: Over 11,000
Rivian became the first automaker to start production of an EV pickup truck.
Tesla is named after Nikola Tesla, the 19th-century electricity pioneer.
Both Rivian and Tesla are working on driver assistance and autonomous driving features.