New Rivian EV a success before its pending debut

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The much-touted Rivian electric pickup truck has reached a milestone before one of its new trucks is sold. The start-up announced reservation slots for the futuristic-looking truck have sold.

Rivian recently unveiled its final pricing and configurations for the first version of the R1T and R1S. The startup then opened up its configurator for pending owners who have placed reservations with a $1,000 deposit on its vehicles during the past two years.

The first available Rivian EV is already sold out before it's public debut.
The first available Rivian EV is already sold out before its public debut.

The pickup truck will be available to consumers in the summer of 2021 and with a starting price of $75,000.

Rivian Pickup Still Pending

Only Launch Edition versions of the trucks will debut. The R1T Launch Edition will start at $75,000; the R1S Launch Edition will start at $77,500, according to Rivian’s website.

“Thank you to our community of preorder holders for all the support and excitement — Launch Edition reservations are now full,” the company announced its Twitter account. “Early configurator access continues for preorder holders to build our Adventure and Explore packages. Public configurator access begins 11/23 at 9 a.m. PT.”

The carmaker hasn’t disclosed how many Launch Edition vehicles it will make, but it’s the only edition that will be offered between June 2021 and January 2022.

The Launch Edition comes with special badging and it is available in an exclusive Launch Green color option. It is equipped with a mid-range battery pack anticipated to achieve more than 300 miles of range.

Rivian reported a towing capacity of up to 11,000 pounds for the R1T and 7,700 pounds for the R1S. The R1S will be available in five and seven-seat configurations.

 

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