Amazon-backed Rivian begins manufacturing of electrical pickup truck


Rivian turns into the primary firm to deliver an electrical pickup truck into the US market.Rivian’s R1T electrical pickup truck will compete with Tesla Cybertruck. 

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15 Sep 2021, 10:33 AM


Rivian’s R1T electrical pickup at its plant in Illinois.  (Twitter/RJ Scaringe)

After a lot delay, Amazon-backed Rivian has lastly put its first electrical pick-up to manufacturing. The announcement was made by Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe who took to the social media and wrote, “This morning our first buyer car drove off our manufacturing line in Regular.” The tweet additionally included photos of Rivian’s R1T electrical pickup at its plant in Illinois.

Rivian has already obtained regulatory approvals from the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration, the US Environmental Safety Company and the California Air Assets Board. An organization spokesperson additionally knowledgeable that the model’s debut electrical car is prepared on the market in 50 states of the USA.

This makes the electrical car startup the primary firm to deliver an electrical pickup truck into the market forward of Tesla, Common Motors and others, stated a report by Reuters. In earlier experiences, Tesla had confirmed that the manufacturing of Cybertruck has been pushed to 2022. Additionally, it didn’t set any timeframe as to when it should begin mass manufacturing of the electrical truck.

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Tesla launched the Cybertruck in 2019 and had stated again then that it’s going to attain the market by the tip of 2021. Tesla did verify the delay for all of the three variants of the EV. It is among the most anticipated merchandise from the EV main because it has already obtained greater than 1,000,000 reservations. Nevertheless, the Cybertruck is about to face some stiff competitors as different automakers too have their plans for electrical pickup vans.

A report stated that Ford’s F-150 Lightning electrical pickup obtained about 1.3 lakh reservations and the automaker can also be doubling its manufacturing on account of sturdy demand. Ford will launch the EV subsequent 12 months.

(Additionally learn | Amazon-backed Rivian in talks with ministers over UK manufacturing unit)

Rivian, which can also be backed by Ford, filed papers with regulators to go public final month. The report talked about that Rivian will search a valuation of round $70-80 billion on the time of its IPO.

(With inputs from Reuters)

First Revealed Date: 15 Sep 2021, 10:33 AM IST





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