Rivian will be expanding to markets outside of the U.S. starting with Europe in "early 2022" and China soon after, but they have not commented publicly about launch plans for the rest of Asia where there is growing demand.

Japan won't be one of them, according to a Rivian engineer that confirmed there are no plans for Chademo compatibility, the most popular charging network in the country.

Interestingly, trademarks for the Rivian name were filed throughout 2020 and 2021 under Rivian IP Holdings, LLC in the Philippines, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and others.

In the Philippines and Thailand it was applied to far more categories and could indicate where Rivian will be headed to next after China.