Will Rivian’s R1T Arrive Sooner than Expected?

In a new video released by American automaker and automotive technology company Rivian, we see even further into the progress of the production of its R1T electric pickup truck. With a timeline that puts the R1T to launch in the summer of 2021, it looks as though the company may be farther along into production than anticipated. Could this mean delivers could come sooner?

Following Rivian’s release of its electric vehicle production facility in Normal, IL where CEO R.J. Scaringe walked us through the process of developing and producing the R1T, Rivian has now released another brief video. In another behind-the-scenes look at the factory we learn that Rivian R1Ts, although slowly, are in fact already rolling off the assembly line. 

According to Rivian, these are pre-production vehicles that “will be used for our continued testing to ensure we meet and exceed expectations. We are looking forward to beginning deliveries next year and are focused on achieving high quality and durability targets.” It appears the company may be playing it safe with its timeline and possibly leaving wiggle room to ensure everything is perfect.

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