Tuesday, January 25, 2022
News Rivian Says Its Electric Trucks Will Be More Affordable Than Announced.

Rivian Says Its Electric Trucks Will Be More Affordable Than Announced.

Rivian prices might end up lower than previously announced but they won’t be that much more affordable.

  • Rivian shared last year that the R1T would start around $69,000 US with a 300-mile range.

  • An equally-spec’d R1S SUV is $3,000 more.

  • Deliveries of the R1T pickup will begin at the end of 2020.


Nearly all eyes are on Rivian and the extremely promising R1T pickup and R1S SUV. Those not looking are likely still trying to make sense of the Tesla Cybertruck. Rivian has released a number of details and videos on the upcoming and anticipated trucks and to say that truck enthusiasts are curious is an understatement.

Even Ford, and Amazon, have put money where their interests lie. To further support this, Rivian has received a huge number of deposits.

In a story by Reuters, the author writes: “Scaringe declined to say how many prospective buyers have so far spent $1,000 on a refundable deposit to hold their spot for a Rivian, but he said the reaction had been “really positive. So we’re excited by that. But we now have the challenge of a lot of pre-order customers aren’t going to get the cars as fast as they like because there’s such a long queue,” he said.”

Both the Rivian R1T and R1S will be offered with battery packs capable of 230 miles (370 km), 300 miles (480 km), and 400 miles (640 km) of range.

The new price structure will be announced at a later date but don’t expect these electric trucks to become affordable ($30,000 or so) by any means. At least not any time soon.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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