Finally, an electric truck – Plug In AmericaPlug In America
Rivian, a new Michigan-based EV startup, has just debuted their R1T all-electric truck at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It’s quite an impressive truck, with a 400-mile range, four 200-horsepower electric motors, 11,000 pound towing capacity, 160 kW fast charger that promises 200 miles of range in 30 minutes, and space for five passengers all in a $69,000 price tag. Perhaps more impressively, Rivian already has a production facility in Normal, Illinois ready to start churning out these high-end pickups. Rivian recently secured a $200 million loan that allowed them to take over a former Mitsubishi manufacturing plant, and Rivian expects to employ over 1,000 Americans at this new plant. Unlike other EV startups, Rivian is ready to bring a functional product to market, and, perhaps most importantly, will be the first to market with an electric light duty non-commercial truck.