Rivian releases progress update with look at electric pickup prototypes, production, and more


Rivian has released a new progress update with a look at electric pickup prototypes, production images, and more.



We have been reporting a lot about Rivian’s production over the last few months in anticipation of delays following the pandemic.


At one point, Rivian was on track to beat everyone to market with an electric pickup truck a full year before the competition.


Last month, they confirmed that the Rivian R1T is not going to make it to market until June 2021.


Nonetheless, it could be the first electric pickup to make it to market as it already started pre-production last month.


Now Rivian has shared a new “progress update” of the road to full production at their factory in Normal, Illinois:


The video gives us the best look we’ve seen at the electric vehicle factory that once was a Mitsubishi plant producing gasoline vehicles.


They shared some interesting images of the production – including the “marriage of the chassis with the battery pack: We also get a look at Rivian’s drivetrain for the R1T electric SUV:


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