Tesla Tesla To Open Sales, Service Center In Bloomington By Ryan Denham • Jul 16, 2019 City of Bloomington The electric automaker Tesla plans to open its first Illinois sales and service location outside the Chicago area in Bloomington. LA Auto Show: Tesla, Detroit Loom As Rivian Charges Into EV Market By Ryan Denham • Nov 28, 2018 Ryan Denham / WGLT This week in a packed LA Auto Show presentation room, the crowd hooped and hollered when Rivian’s electric pickup and SUV pulled on stage for their big debut. Searching for Clues Into Rivian's Electric Vehicle Future By Ryan Denham • Jan 9, 2018 Courtesy / Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council When Rivian Automotive bought the shuttered Mitsubishi Motors plant in Normal, the company’s mystique was part of the excitement. Who was this MIT grad who wants to build electric vehicles here? What will the cars look like? Will it be like Tesla?