Electric vehicle startup Rivian is reportedly working on an e-bike. Accordingly , CEO RJ Scaringe told Rivian employees about the project during a company-wide meeting the automaker held on Friday. He said the startup had a “small group” of engineers working on a bike.
Bloomberg couldn’t confirm whether Scaringe was referring to an electric motorcycle or bicycle, but the outlet notes that Rivian has patents on bike components and designs. In the past, Scaringe has said Rivian eventually wants to expand into the micro-mobility market. Rivian did not immediately respond to Engadget’s request for comment.
News that Rivian could be working on an e-bike comes in the same week that the company would affect six percent of its workforce. The cuts mark the second major restructuring Rivian has undertaken in less than a year. The company said the move is an attempt to refocus on scaling production of its R1T and R1S electric vehicles and, in turn, put Rivian on a path to long-term profitability. On Friday, Scaringe reportedly told staff that Rivian had thinned out by trying to get too much done at once.