Rivian Delays Max Pack R1T Deliveries to Spring 2023

Rivian has pushed back deliveries of R1T electric trucks configured with Max packs, the automaker’s largest battery option, to Spring 2023 at the earliest for Dual-Motor variants, and 2024 for top-of-the-line Quad-Motor versions (via @klwtts). “Your delivery window estimate has been updated in your account. R1T Quad-Motor + Max pack deliveries are now planned to […]

Amazon to Invest $1 Billion for Electric Delivery Vans in Europe

Amazon plans to invest over €1 billion (~$969 million) in electrifying its European transportation routes over the next five years, as detailed in a press release from the company on Monday. The move is an attempt to reach net-zero by 2040, which the company notes is 10 years ahead of the Paris agreement. The company […]
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Rivian Recalls 13,000 Vehicles Over Potential Loss of Steering Control

Rivian announced on Friday evening it is voluntarily recalling nearly every vehicle it has delivered so far, over a potential loose fastener. The voluntary recall is expected to be published by the National Transportation and Safety Administration on Saturday. Affected Rivian customers received an email on Friday evening. Rivian says as of September 28, 2022, […]

Rivian Q3 2022: 7,363 Cars Produced, 6,584 Delivered

Rivian has announced its Q3 2022 production and delivery numbers on Monday. The Irvine, California-based company said it produced 7,363 R1T pickup truck and R1S SUVs at its factory in Normal, Illinois, for the quarter ending on September 30, 2022. That’s a 67% increase compared to the year-ago quarter. Rivian said there are 6,584 vehicles […]

First Rivian Deliveries in Canada Coming in July 2023, Says Company

As startup electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Rivian continues to ramp up expansion plans, it has officially gained approval to sell in one important market. Rivian has been cleared to begin delivering its vehicles to customers in Canada, as reported by Automotive News Canada on Friday. The approval came from Transport Canada and was confirmed by […]

Rivian Partners with Mercedes on Electric Van Production

Rivian and Mercedes-Benz signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a strategic partnership to produce electric vans, as detailed in a press release shared on Thursday. The joint venture will produce custom electric vans for both brands, with both automakers seeking leverage on shared investments and costs. Rivian and Mercedes are also looking to increase operational […]

Rivian Q2 Delivers 4,700 EVs and Sees $1.7 Billion Net Loss

Rivian announced its Q2 2022 earnings on Thursday, delivering 4,467 electric vehicles and producing 4,401 for the quarter. The company saw $364 million in revenue, above Wall Street estimates, but posted a $1.7 billion net loss. Compared to the year-ago quarter, Rivian lost $580 million. The company attributed the increase due to higher operating losses. […]

Rivian Software Update 2022.27.02 Release Notes

As Rivian’s R1S and R1T units were delivered to their first customers over the past several months, the automaker has used over-the-air (OTA) updates like Tesla to improve its electric vehicles (EVs) continually. Rivian has begun rolling out its software update version 2022.27.02 on Thursday, as detailed on the automaker’s website. The Rivian software update […]

Rivian and XPEL Offering Paint Protection Film from $1,500

Rivian has teamed up with XPEL, a maker of Paint Protection Films (PPF) for vehicles, to offer affordable paint protection options for its all-electric truck, the R1T (via @itskyleconner). Very reasonable pricing directly from Rivian on PPF pricing in collaboration with @XPEL – This will put a lot of pressure on 3rd party installers. pic.twitter.com/uO6FcpvIaF […]

Rivian Produced 4,401 EVs in Q2, on Track for 25,000 for 2022

Rivian announced that it produced 4,401 vehicles in the second quarter, delivering a total of 4,467 from its Normal, Illinois factory, according to a press release on Wednesday. In the first quarter, Rivian produced 2,553 vehicles and delivered just 1,227, so the Q2 results mark a major improvement for the auto startup — and the […]