After almost a decade of operating in a certain level of stealth, Rivian Automotive is coming out in a big way today by unveiling its all-electric pickup truck: the Rivian R1T.
They are promising some unbelievable specs that would compete with any gas-powered pickup truck on the market.
Unlike other high-profile electric vehicle startups, Rivian mostly stayed in the shadows to develop its EV technology and prepare a plan to secure volume production of its vehicles.
The startup was founded by CEO RJ Scaringe, a MIT graduate, and it has been in stealth mode since its inception in 2009 up until last year when they took over a shuttered Mitsubishi factory in Normal, Illinois.
They have invested millions in the plant in hope to eventually be able to produce hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles at the factory.
The Rivian R1T will be the first of those electric vehicles to make it to the market and they unveiled it today ahead of a launch event later tonight:
It’s a 5-passenger pickup truck powered by an impressive all-electric powertrain.