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News Rivian Details Three Launch Models of R1T Electric Pickup

Rivian Details Three Launch Models of R1T Electric Pickup

Nearly order time for first electric pickup and R1S SUV

  • EV Truck, SUV to start with special Launch Editions

  • Configurator goes live Nov 16 for Preorder holders

Upstart electric truckmaker Rivian is opening up pre-orders for its first model, the R1T pickup, and now we know that there will be three different models to start, with prices as low as US $67,500. We also know now, thanks to TechCrunch, that there will be more models coming, offering a smaller range and lower prices.

Rivian is hoping to be the first to bring an electric pickup to market, and as it gets closer to that point, it’s nearly ready to open up the configurator to let you build your truck. The configurator goes live on November 16th for preorder holders and the 23rd for everyone else.

It seems like every new model needs a Launch Edition, and the Rivian R1T and R1S crossover are no different. The T’s launch edition starts at $75,000, while the Rivian R1S rings in at $77,500. We’ll note that all of these prices are in US figures, so likely won’t convert directly to the upcoming Canadian MSRPs. We do know that the R1T Launch Edition is set to start deliveries in June, followed by the R1S in August, and that both are expected to begin Canadian deliveries next November.

The Launch Edition will offer a near-500 km large battery pack as standard and will come with a powered tonneau cover, premium audio, natural wood trim, perforated vegan leather, heated seats, special badges, and off-road upgrades. There will also be an Adventure trim that includes the off-road upgrades, tonneau cover, and just about everything offered by the Launch Edition with the exception of special wheels, paint, and badges, and it will ring in at the same price and range. The third model at launch will be the Explore that gets the big battery, manual tonneau cover, matte black interior trim, and no perforation or ventilated seats. That one shaves $7,500 off of the price, but keeps the large battery pack.

A longer-range 650 km pack will be available on the R1T starting January 2022, with a longer Range R1S and a seven-seat version to come. A shorter-range 400 km lower-priced version of both vehicles will follow, with pricing yet to be announced. The electric pickup segment is about to get charged up, as more automakers chase the biggest segment in the industry and some of its most conservative shoppers.


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