Tuesday, 14 September 2021 22:37

First Production Rivian R1T Rolls Off Assembly Line

Written by Mark Kane, Inside EVs
First Production Rivian R1T Rolls Off Assembly Line RJ Scaringe/Twitter

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The wait for the first modern all-electric pickup to enter series production has ended as the Rivian R1T rolled off the production line Sept. 14.

It's official. Here's the tweet from Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe:


"After months of building pre-production vehicles, this morning our first customer vehicle drove off our production line in Normal! Our team's collective efforts have made this moment possible. Can't wait to get these into the hands of our customers!"


According to the latest report on RivianForums.com, Scaringe drove off in the first-ever "sellable" Rivian R1T, surrounded by employees at the plant in Normal, IL.


There are not many details, but it appears Rivian has finally reached the stage of having the first vehicles ready for customer deliveries.


Let's recall the company has delayed the launch several times to September and the timing was reconfirmed a few weeks ago.


Hopefully, soon we will get some official info about this historic event and hear about the progress with customer deliveries.


Rivian's vehicles recently have received EPA range ratings of more than 300 miles on a single charge.


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