You already know that Tesla has been dominating the EV industry for years with sleek all-electric cars like the Model S sedan. A new player aims for similar dominance with adventure and outdoor enthusiasts. And if you haven’t already heard of that new company, it’s called Rivian.
The upstart U.S. automaker has actually been around several years and is preparing to launch its first vehicles, an all-electric truck called the R1T and an all-electric SUV called the R1S. Both look amazing on paper and in the metal that we’ve previewed. To bring you up to speed, they’ve got killer specs like over 750 horsepower, 11,000-pound towing capacity, 3-second 0-60 mph time, and four motors. They have nifty cargo solutions, promise to be tech powerhouses, and have a range of up to 400 miles.
We’ve known all this stuff for a while. What’s been a question mark until today is how much these Rivians will cost. Rivian has announced that the launch edition of the R1T Truck that arrives in June of 2021 will cost of $75,000. The R1S SUV that follows in August of 2021 is $77,500. Rivian says both models will have “300+” miles of range.
In January of 2022, Rivian plans to deliver other trims, including lower-priced versions. The lower-priced R1T that arrives later will start at $67,500, while the R1S SUV will begin at $70,000.
In addition to the R1T and R1S models intended for everyday buyers, Rivian is mass-producing fleet vehicles for Amazon’s next generation of delivery trucks. Like the R1T and R1S, they will be all-electric. Amazon has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in Rivian, as has Cox Automotive, the parent company of several brands that include Autotrader.