Ryan Denham started his career as a copy editor and later business and city government reporter at The Pantagraph in 2006. He later worked for WJBC radio in Bloomington. He now works in website development for Illinois State University and is a freelance reporter for WGLT.
Rivian plans to make battery-powered trucks and SUVs in a former auto plant in central Illinois. But it will face some challenges as Americans have been slow to adopt electric vehicles.