Irvine EV maker Rivian to start taking pre-orders for electric pickup, SUV



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Irvine EV maker Rivian to start taking pre-orders for electric pickup, SUV

Late on Wednesday, the Ford-backed American multinational electric vehicle startup, Rivian, headquartered on Irvine, California, had issued a statement saying that the 11-year-old electric vehicle start-up would begin to take pre-orders for its electric SUVs and pickups, scheduled to be delivered next year.

Aside from that, the Irvine, CA-based e-vehicle start-up backed by the online retailing giant Amazon.com Inc. alongside the United States’ third-largest carmaker Ford Motor behind GM and Tesla, had been quoted saying at its statement that the launch edition of its electric R1S SUV and electric R1T pickups would be tagged at $77,500 and $75,000 respectively, while both of them would come up with a 300 mile driving range after each charging session.

Rivian to begin e-vehicle deliveries in June 2021

On top of that, the electric vehicle start-up had also added that deliveries of its R1T pickup would begin on June 2021, while R1 SUV deliveries would start from August 2021.

Apart from that, Rivian said on Wednesday that its consumers who would be placing pre-orders, would be provided with an early opportunity on November 16 to customize their vehicles’ colour, wheels, tires alongside battery range as well.

Besides, latest announcement from the Irvine-based electric vehicle start-up to roll out its launch editions at a highly congested e-vehicle industry, largely dominated by the world’s largest automotive industry giant by market cap, Tesla Inc., comes over the heels of a roughly $500 million in investment from Ford Motor, which has been planning to capitalize on Rivian’s electric vehicle platform in order to set up its own e-vehicle production line in Northern America.

Aside from that, Amazon.com Inc., the world’s largest online retailer, had already ordered as many as 100,000 electric vans from Rivian which would be used on scaling up the retailing giant’s one-day delivery service for its Prime subscribers.