Rivian has built its first ready-to-deliver car

Despite all the delays – the Rivian R1T caught up with both the Tesla Cybertruck and the Ford F-150 Lighting to become the USA’s first electric pickup in production.

Rivian’s CEO RJ Scaringe himself drove the car inside the factory.

After building pre-series cars “for months”, the electric car upstart Rivian has now finally built its first production-ready copy of the pickup R1T, announces the company’s founder and CEO RJ Scaringe in a post on Twitter.

With that being said, the Rivian R1T will be the United States’ first electric pickup to reach production, ahead of competitors such as the Tesla Cybertruck (shown 2019), Bollinger B2 (also shown 2019), GMC Hummer (shown 2020) and Ford F-150 Lightning (shown in May this year).

For those who keep the bill, it is just 3 years since Rivian showed off R1T and its SUV siblings R1S in prototype form. The start of production has since been postponed several times. The original plan was to start production by the end of last year, but it had to be postponed until June 2021 for R1T and August 2021 for R1S.

But neither of these dates they thus succeeded in keeping. The first copies of both R1T and R1S will be fully equipped “Launch Edition”, which have been fully booked for a long time.

The range for the R1T Launch Edition is estimated at 480 km according to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s tougher driving cycle. It must also have a maximum load of 800 kg and a maximum towing weight of 5 tonnes.

Rivian has since previously confirmed that it will enter the European market at the beginning of next year. Recently, there was also information that the company was in talks to build a factory in the UK.

Whether or when the brand may possibly come to Sweden is, however, still unclear.

Hope Rivian is launched in Sweden soon!

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Source: Senaste nytt från auto motor & sport by www.mestmotor.se.

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