Rivian’s first production R1T electric pickup truck rolls off the line

The company, which started in 2009 as Mainstream Motors before adopting the Rivian name two years later, has undergone explosive growth in terms of people, backers and partners in the past few years. Today, Scaringe tweeted the news and a photo of the first production truck painted in Rivian Blue.
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Exclusive: We Drive the 2022 Rivian R1T Off-Road Across the Trans-America Trail, Part 2

Editor's note: This is the second and final installment of our exclusive feature story about our adventures tackling the challenging Trans-America Trail in the 2022 Rivian R1T electric pickup truck. Read Part 1 here. Leg 3, August 5-15, 2021. Bartlesville, Oklahoma, to La Sal, Utah. 1,502 miles. "Four powerful electric...
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Rivian R1T Electric Pickup Has EPA-Official 70 MPGe, 314-Mile Range

The EPA has announced that the Rivian R1T, the first model from the California-based startup, will have a 314-mile range in the Launch Edition trim with the 135.0-kWh battery. The EPA also provided numbers for the R1S SUV, which is due at some point in 2022 and will be able to travel an extra two miles with the same battery and motor setup.
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Rivian, Fisker, Lucid: 3 EV-Makers Jim Cramer Is Most Excited About

Electric vehicle startup Rivian became the first EV manufacturer to roll out an electric pickup truck, beating competitors including Tesla (TSLA) - Get Tesla Inc Report to the punch. A Rivian spokeswoman confirmed to CNBC that the vehicles being produced are ready for consumer sales, but did not discuss plans...

Rivian beats Tesla, GM and Ford to build the first electric pickup truck

New York (CNN Business) — There is a winner in the race to build the first consumer ready electric pickup truck, and it isn't Tesla, Ford or General Motors. The startup truck maker's first R1T pickup come off the line in a former Mitsubishi plant in Normal, Illinois on Tuesday, company CEO RJ Scaringe announced in a tweet.
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Rivian R1T, R1S Range and Economy Figures Revealed by EPA

When we finished our recent drive of the 2022 Rivian R1T, the EPA still hadn't finalized its range and efficiency figures for the electric pickup truck, so the best we had to go on was the company's internal estimate of around 300 miles on a full charge. Now the EPA has weighed in after testing the 2022 Rivian R1T pickup and its R1S SUV sibling.
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The 2022 Rivian R1T Is the Most Remarkable Pickup We’ve Ever Driven

The 2022 Rivian R1T is the first mass-produced electric truck to hit the U.S. market, but that's hardly the most interesting thing about it. Its electric powertrain notwithstanding, the R1T is unlike any pickup we've ever driven—part truck, part sport sedan, and 100 percent amazing. It's been speculated that pickup buyers are too conservative to embrace electrification, but after our first drive in a pre-production Rivian R1T, both on-road and off-, we think this is the electric truck that will turn them into believers.

Rivian is ready for R1T electric pickup production, waiting for government approval

Rivian says that its R1T electric pickup is basically ready for production and it is now waiting for government approval to start deliveries. The R1T was supposed to be delivered earlier this summer, but Rivian has run into some production issues as is to be expected when launching a new vehicle program and especially from a new startup that hasn’t delivered a consumer vehicle before.
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2022 Rivian R1T Gear Tunnel Hands-On Review: How Much Stuff Fits in There?

When the 2022 Rivian R1T electric pickup truck made its debut, it impressed us with its design, range, and capability. Besides looking quite different from any pickup truck on the market today, the Rivian R1T has a ton of storage space provided by its 4.5-foot bed, its frunk, its in-bed trunk, and its gear tunnel. The latter storage compartment is located under the rear seat and accessible from small drop-down panels located between the rear doors and the rear wheels on either side of the bed. During our recent Trans-America Trail (TAT) road trip with the 2022 Rivian R1T, we had ample time to see how much stuff actually fits into the gear tunnel, and—spoiler alert—we discovered it's a hugely beneficial feature.
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Why Rivian’s "Tank Turn" Stationary Spin Feature Is Delayed

Back in 2019, Rivian lit up the automotive internet with Tank Turn, demonstrated by the 2022 Rivian R1T in a viral YouTube video. Since then, though, the company has announced the feature is delayed and won't be ready at launch. There are several reasons why, which R1T chief engineer Charles Sanderson walked us through.

Rivian’s First Waypoint Charging Stations Have Popped Out Around Moab

Rivian‘s R1T electric truck and R1S electric SUV are some of the most promising entries into the electric vehicle market at the moment. Following the news that the first models are finally ready for delivery, things are only getting better, as the long-awaited waypoint charging stations along off-road trails have begun to pop up around Moab.