EV start-up Rivian beats Tesla, GM, Ford as first automaker to produce electric pickup

Rivian R1T electric truck

Source: Rivian

EV originate-up Rivian is the first automaker to lift an electrical pickup to the actual person market, beating Tesla, Total Motors and others in what’s anticipated to be a hotly contested section within the years forward.

Rivian founder and CEO RJ Scaringe on Tuesday tweeted that the company’s first R1T pickup for a buyer drove off the assembly line this morning at its plant in Traditional, Ailing.

“After months of making pre-manufacturing vehicles, this morning our first buyer automotive drove off our manufacturing line in Traditional!  Our crew’s collective efforts relish made this 2nd imaginable,” he acknowledged. “Can’t wait to bring collectively these into the hands of our prospects!”

Footage tweeted by Scaringe repeat workers cheering with several R1Ts on the assembly line.

A Rivian spokeswoman confirmed that the vehicles being produced are saleable. She declined to discuss the company’s plans for ramping-up manufacturing, along side how many vans were produced this day, and who would possibly perchance well be the first prospects to receive the vehicles.

The starting of manufacturing, which has been delayed several times, comes weeks after the Amazon– and Ford Motor-backed company filed a confidential draft registration originate for an IPO.

Rivian is anticipated to be the first of a handful of automakers to save an electrical pickup by subsequent year. GM is anticipated to be subsequent this tumble with the GMC Hummer EV pickup, adopted potentially subsequent year by EV originate-up Lordstown Motors, Ford after which Tesla, which lately pushed lend a hand deliveries of its Cybertruck from this year to tiresome-2022.