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Rivian has announced R1T and R1S release dates

The Rivian R1S (Image via Rivian Automotive)

By B. O’Hare

Rivian, the off-road focused EV startup with backing from Ford and Amazon, has revealed when they expect the R1T pickup and R1S EUV to hit the market.

Originally both were set for a late 2020 release, but COVID-19 pushed that back to early 2021, before today Rivian announced it would be summer next year before both go on sale. The update to reservation holders stated R1T deliveries would commence in June 2021, with the R1S following in August. The manufacturer feels confident in meeting that deadline, with pilot production beginning this week.

Starting at $69,000 for the R1T and $72,500 for the R1S, three battery packs will be available: 105kWh, 135kWh and 180kWh – the latter of which will be capable of 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds and manage 400 miles per charge (or 410 in R1S form). Previously it was reported that the above pricing was for the mid-ranking 135kWh Rivians, but a representative from the firm has since contacted us directly and told us that this isn’t the case – those prices remain for the base 105kWh R1T and R1S. Are you a fan of Rivian? How do you think their vehicles will fair on the market? Feel free to let us know your thoughts in the replies section below.



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