Monday, June 21, 2021
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.

 

Trending Now

Ford Recalling 18,000 Super Duty Pickups For Wheels That Might Fall Off

All are equipped with dual rear wheels and front hub extenders. These front hub extenders are improperly torqued into place. If you own one...

Mazda To Launch 13 New Electrified Models By 2025

This is part of Mazda’s “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030” plan. Mazda intends to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Japanese automaker Mazda is trailing somewhat behind...

Watch: This is What Driving with Tesla’s Yoke is Like

Is the joke on the yoke? Watch and see First video of driving with the Model S yoke steering wheel If you've been wondering...

Honda Clarity Fuel-Cell and PHEV Production Ends This Year

Quirky Clarity not a big seller Honda will continue to develop EV and FCEV models   Honda is dropping the Clarity from the company lineup...

Porsche Brings Back Wingless Touring Package for 2022 911 GT3

It's the GT3 bits without all of the showiness A six-speed stick and seven-speed dual-clutch will be offered It's the GT3 that puts the...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.