Industrial, Solar - January 23, 2023
Rivian’s EV Charging Site Powered By RE
Rivian, an electric truck, SUVs and commercial vehicle manufacturer, launched a new Waypoints electric vehicle (EV) charging site in Paris, Tennessee that is powered by renewable electricity.
The company is working with Clearloop, a carbon solutions platform expanding access to clean energy.
Rivian’s Waypoints chargers across Tennessee will be powered by 100% carbon-free renewable energy.
Clearloop and Rivian’s previously announced a partnership to support the development of one megawatt (MW) of the Paris Solar Farm project that is developed, owned, and operated by Silicon Ranch, Clearloop’s parent company, in Puryear, TN.
Rivian’s new Waypoints will allow any electric vehicle (including Rivian’s R1T pickup and R1S SUV) to charge with renewable energy at Eiffel Tower Park. Waypoints chargers are currently located in eleven state parks across Tennessee: Radnor Lake, Cumberland Mountain, South Cumberland, Montgomery Bell, Cove Lake, Indian Mountain, Meeman-Shelby Forest, Natchez Trace, Warrior’s Path, Fall Creek Falls, and Pickwick Landing.
As of December 2022, Rivian's 1MW portion of the Paris Solar Farm-Puryear is expected to annually generate more renewable energy than is needed for all of these sites combined.
“Driving system-wide change goes beyond just making corporate claims. Rivian is committed to enabling pathways for customers to sustainably charge their vehicles and contribute to a better planet. We see a tremendous opportunity to drive system-wide positive impact through projects like this one here in Tennessee,” said Andrew Peterman, Director of Renewable Energy at Rivian in a statement. “This is just the beginning of Rivian’s evolving approach to impact-focused renewable procurement and a case study for how creative collaborations like ours with Clearloop can expand clean energy and promote local communities in the Southeast.”