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Rivian is an electric vehicle company that has the support of billionaires like Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The electric vehicle company is expected to disrupt the automotive industry in a major way, similar to Tesla. One of the company’s most anticipated vehicles is the R1T electric truck. Rivian’s electric truck is hitting the streets a lot sooner than some of its major competitors.

The Rivian R1T is hitting the streets soon

A silver Rivian R1T.
The Rivian R1T | Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

The R1T is Rivian’s electric truck. Although it appears to be a luxury performance model, it has been marketed as an off-roading champion as well. The Rivian R1T is capable of rock climbing and tackling trails despite its pristine, glossy exterior.

The Rivian R1T Launch Edition has an estimated 300 miles of battery range on a single charge. It also comes with heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, and many more luxurious features like natural-grained ash wood interior finishes.

Reservations for the base model Launch Edition are already full. The Launch Edition starts at $73,000. The Explore Package trim starts at $67,500 but deliveries for that package aren’t expected until January 2022. According to InsideEVs, customers can receive their Launch Edition pre-orders as soon as September (only a week away).

September is a huge month for the R1T

A silver Rivian R1t.
The Rivian R1T | Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

The fall is a defining moment for Rivian as the first wave of pre-orders begins to get delivered to patient customers. The Rivian R1T Launch Edition was delayed twice but the time has finally come for customers to get their hands on this unique electric truck. The R1T has a superior base model battery range to both the Ford F-150 Lightning and Tesla Cybertruck base models, although it is more expensive.

September is huge for Rivian because it is the first time consumers will experience fully electric trucks. Their experience and interactions with the R1T can set the tone for the future. The age of the electric truck is no longer far off. It is here.

The Rivian R1T can easily become one of the most popular new vehicles on the market because it is hitting the streets months before its major competitors. Tesla and Ford’s electric trucks aren’t expected until at least another business quarter. Consumers will get ample time to live with the R1T and explore all it has to offer. Will it be a tremendous success or flop?

Will Rivian have a charging network?

An electric vehicle charging station.
Electric vehicles charging station | Michal Fludra/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Rivian has raised billions of dollars through multiple funding rounds. It is extremely well-funded but it still has yet to make the impact that automakers like Tesla have. The company plans to make its mark on the automotive industry very soon and will establish its own vast network of electric vehicle chargers.

The company aims to have over 3,500 DC fast-charging stations by the end of 2023. The stage is set for Rivian to become a major player in the EV space. The Rivian R1T could be a historic win for the company in the weeks to come. It could also be a huge failure and set the company back. We’ll have to wait and see.


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