EV start-up Rivian beats Tesla, GM, Ford as first automaker to supply electrical pickup

Rivian R1T electrical truck

Supply: Rivian

EV start-up Rivian is the primary automaker to convey an electrical pickup to the buyer market, beating Tesla, Basic Motors and others in what’s anticipated to be a hotly contested section within the years forward.

Rivian founder and CEO RJ Scaringe on Tuesday tweeted that the corporate’s first R1T pickup for a buyer drove off the meeting line this morning at its plant in Regular, Ailing.

“After months of constructing pre-production automobiles, this morning our first buyer automobile drove off our manufacturing line in Regular!  Our staff’s collective efforts have made this second attainable,” he mentioned. “Cannot wait to get these into the fingers of our prospects!”

Photographs tweeted by Scaringe present staff cheering with a number of R1Ts on the meeting line.

A Rivian spokeswoman confirmed that the automobiles being produced are saleable. She declined to debate the corporate’s plans for ramping-up manufacturing, together with what number of vehicles had been produced right this moment, and who would be the first prospects to obtain the automobiles.

The start of manufacturing, which has been delayed a number of occasions, comes weeks after the Amazon- and Ford Motor-backed firm filed a confidential draft registration kind for an IPO.

Rivian is predicted to be the primary of a handful of automakers to supply an electrical pickup by subsequent 12 months. GM is predicted to be subsequent this fall with the GMC Hummer EV pickup, adopted doubtlessly subsequent 12 months by EV start-up Lordstown Motors, Ford after which Tesla, which lately pushed again deliveries of its Cybertruck from this 12 months to late-2022.

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