A Tweet by Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe shared a pivotal moment for the nascent EV automaker as its first R1T pickup destined for a customer rolled off the production line today. Images show a large group of Rivian’s staff at its Normal, IL facility cheering on the flagship EV completing assembly ahead of customer deliveries this month.
Rivian is an American EV manufacturer on the absolute cusp of delivering its first passenger EV to customers with the R1T pickup. Previously, Rivian has struck deals with companies like Amazon to provide commercial EVs to support deliveries.
With the backing of other major US companies like Ford, Rivian has been able to garner around $10 billion in investments over the last decade.
With the R1T beginning deliveries this month, followed by the R1S SUV later this year, Rivian is poised to make a splash in the EV market ahead of its recently announced IPO valued at $80 billion.
With “Launch Edition” versions of its two flagship EVs on the way this year and two more trims of each planned for this coming January, Rivian is gaining some serious momentum.
With today’s news shared by the company’s CEO, Rivian moves another step closer to hitting US roads with the R1T.