New Kid in Town: Mitchell becomes first info provider to sign data agreement with Rivian

Toronto, Ontario — The first time for anything is always special—the team at Mitchell surely agrees, as the company announced Thursday that it is officially the first collision information provider to sign a data licensing agreement with Rivian.

With this agreement, users of Mitchell Cloud Estimating and Mitchell Cloud Estimating TruckMax will be able to write damage estimates and access repair procedures for the up-and-coming EV automaker’s full model lineup.

“Rivian is committed to supporting our passionate, adventurous owners and customers throughout the vehicle lifecycle. Unfortunately, this may occasionally include a collision event,” said Brandon Chittenden, manager of collision data and industry relations at Rivian.

“We are eager to make Rivian’s data available in Mitchell’s collision estimating database. This is a crucial step in helping insurance carriers and repairers restore our vehicles to pre-accident integrity and get our customers back on their adventures quickly.”

Mitchell sees this partnership as coming at an opportune time, as North American EV adoption continues to trend positively, with U.S. figures surpassing a predicted threshold of 5 percent, while Canadian EV sales grew by more than a third in the first six months of 2022.

“Increasing EV adoption rates have reinforced the need for accurate data on the latest vehicles along with a technology platform built for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and their unique design differences,” said executive v-p and general manager of Mitchell’s auto physical damage division, Debbie Day.

“Mitchell is meeting this need through expanded EV coverage and enhancements to our cloud-based estimating platform, which is designed to better support accurate and efficient BEV damage appraisals.”


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