Rivian R1T Stories September 18

Rivian has released a video of the towing testing for its upcoming R1T electric pickup in some insane 118º F heat.

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Rivian R1T Stories September 3

Rivian is going to test its claim that its R1T electric pickup is adventure-capable in the Rebelle Rally next month.

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Rivian R1T Stories August 4

Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1T are neck and neck in electric pickup demand with some interesting other models trailing not too far behind, according to a new Twitter survey.

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Rivian R1T Stories June 25

Rivian has released an awesome video of them testing their R1T electric pickup in the desert to show the impressive capacity of the vehicle. expand full story

Rivian R1T Stories April 28

The effects of the global pandemic are expected to force automakers into alliances to cover development costs for expensive technology. But Ford confirmed today that it canceled plans to use Rivian’s electric skateboard platform for a Lincoln-badged electric vehicle. Ford still plans to produce a Lincoln EV but is using its own technology.

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Rivian R1T Stories March 23

Rivian wants police departments and first responders to use its upcoming electric trucks and it is planning to make them comfortable with seats designed for people who are carrying a gun. expand full story

Rivian R1T Stories January 26

The upcoming Rivian R1T pickup and R1S SUV will be cheaper than previously expected. The R1T was originally announced with a $69,000 base price (and the R1S SUV at $72,000).

Rivian now says that $69,000 will be the price for a “well-equipped vehicle,” and that base model pricing will actually be lower than that.

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Rivian R1T Stories January 7

Rivian announced that it is directly integrating Alexa into its upcoming vehicles, including the R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV.

They say that drivers will be able to “control key vehicle features — even in remote locations with poor reception — and access unique Rivian ‘home-to-car’ and ‘car-to-home’ skills.” expand full story

Rivian R1T Stories December 25, 2019

Rivian gave us a little Christmas present today by releasing real video of an awesome feature they’re calling “tank turn.”

This feature allows the Rivian to turn literally on a dime – it can do a full 360º turn without moving at all.

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Rivian R1T Stories December 19, 2019

New patent applications are flowing for upcoming all-electric pickups. The future electric F-150’s front trunk can be accessed without opening the hood. The F-150 will have multiple battery-storage compartments, creating the possibility of individual motors for each wheel. The Rivian RT1’s tailgate has multiple hinges for greater flexibility, and an extra battery pack could be added to its cargo bed. All kinds of possibilities open up when you ditch the engine.

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