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Rivian EV configurator opens to all – R1S and R1T Launch Edition sold out

Rivian EV configurator opens to all – R1S and R1T Launch Edition sold out

Rivian has thrown open access to its online configurator, meaning you no longer need to have a reservation for the R1T or R1S in order to customize your perfect electric truck. Set to begin manufacturing and deliveries next year, the two EVs share the same platform - the R1T having a pickup body, while the R1S is a full-size SUV - though are likely to appeal to different markets.

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Rivian configurator details R1T and R1S – EV colors, wheels and batteries

Rivian configurator details R1T and R1S – EV colors, wheels and batteries

Rivian has opened up the configurator for its R1T and R1S electric pickup and SUV, allowing preorder customers to pick out their options and get final pricing on the upcoming EVs. Deliveries of the two new all-electric vehicles won't begin until midway through 2021, Rivian has confirmed, but it's a chance to see just what the US automaker has in mind.

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Rivian R1T and R1S electric pickup and SUV prices and trims revealed

Rivian R1T and R1S electric pickup and SUV prices and trims revealed

Rivian has confirmed full pricing and specifications for its upcoming all-electric pickup truck and SUV, with the new R1T and R1S set to arrive from mid-2021. Announced back in late 2018, the two vehicles share a common electric architecture - which Rivian describes as its "skateboard" - though the R1S is a seven-seat SUV while the R1T is a pickup.

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Check out the first Rivian-made Amazon electric delivery van

Check out the first Rivian-made Amazon electric delivery van

Amazon has revealed the first custom electric delivery truck made in its partnership with Rivian, detailing the zero-emission vehicle that, eventually, the retail behemoth hopes will number 100,000 in operation. Although we've seen development prototypes, mockups, and renders of the van before now, this is the first time Amazon and Rivian have shown the complete and functioning EV.

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Rivian has confirmed its electric vehicles will be delivered next summer

Rivian has confirmed its electric vehicles will be delivered next summer

Rivian is an electric vehicle company that has yet to produce a production version of its electric pickup or SUV. The company has assembled some prototype versions of the vehicles, but nothing that could be considered normal production has been made. Many have wondered when the highly anticipated electric pickup and SUV the company has been teasing for years will finally be available for consumers to purchase.

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Tesla just sued Rivian

Tesla just sued Rivian

Tesla has sued EV startup Rivian, accusing it of poaching employees and asking them to bring confidential information with them, a charge the Amazon-backed automaker denies. While Tesla acknowledges that it's commonplace for people in the industry to move between car companies - and indeed has swelled its own ranks with talent lured over from other automakers - it alleges that Rivian encouraged new hires to bring trade secrets along with them too.

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Rivian raises $2.5 billion more: New and old investors back EV-maker

Rivian raises $2.5 billion more: New and old investors back EV-maker

Rivian has added another $2.5 billion to its coffers, with the electric truck company closing its first investment round of 2020. The further cash injection comes even before Rivian has released its first model, with the R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV not expected to launch until 2021.

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Lincoln’s Rivian-based EV project just got axed

Lincoln’s Rivian-based EV project just got axed

Ford and Rivian have axed plans to build an all-electric Lincoln together, blaming the coronavirus for its early demise. The EV was to be Lincoln's first fully electric model, using Rivian's modular "skateboard" platform as underpins the startup's own R1S SUV and R1T pickup truck. Their collaboration was announced at the end of January 2020.

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Rivian R1T electric pickup delay confirmed

Rivian R1T electric pickup delay confirmed

Rivian's hotly-anticipated electric pickup truck, the R1T, won't arrive in time for late 2020 deliveries, the startup has confirmed, with coronavirus precautions meaning would-be drivers will have to wait a little longer. Announced in late 2018, the Rivian R1T - and its R1S SUV sibling - uses a brand new "skateboard" platform that the automaker intended to build in a factory in Normal, Illinois.

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Amazon just revealed how its Rivian electric vans will keep drivers productive

Amazon just revealed how its Rivian electric vans will keep drivers productive

Amazon and its EV partner Rivian have detailed some of the custom features for the retail behemoth's specially-designed electric vans, ahead of their scheduled arrival on US roads from 2021. The collaboration - which has seen Amazon invest twice now in automotive startup Rivian - is targeting 100,000 such EVs by 2030, though the focus right now is on what individual drivers might experience when they're out on a shift.

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Amazon just spilled more details on its Rivian electric delivery vans

Amazon just spilled more details on its Rivian electric delivery vans

Amazon and EV partner Rivian are pulling back the curtain on their electric delivery vehicle, detailing some of the design and platform choices for what's expected to eventually be a 100,000-strong fleet. Amazon announced it would be using a custom electric vehicle for future deliveries, designed by EV startup Rivian, back in September.

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The new Lincoln EV will use Rivian’s all-electric platform

The new Lincoln EV will use Rivian’s all-electric platform

Ford and Rivian's first electric collaboration will be a Lincoln EV, the automakers have confirmed today, promising zero emission luxury. The new vehicle will use Rivian's so-called skateboard platform, the same architecture that it will build its own R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV on top of.

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