Rivian R1T Review After One Year: Sandy and Sue Munro [VIDEO]

Sandy Munro and his wife Sue shared a video on Monday detailing their experiences with the Rivian R1T, after owning the electric pickup for almost a whole year. Sue says she loves the truck and that it handles Michigan winters well from a handling perspective using its snow-driving mode. Sandy says the truck is great […]

Rivian R1T Named a ‘Top Safety Pick+’ By IIHS [VIDEO]

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the 2022-2023 Rivian R1T as one of its Top Safety Pick Plus award winners, according to a press release shared on Friday. The R1T was tested in vehicle-to-vehicle evaluations and daytime vehicle-to-pedestrian tests, in all of which the electric pickup’s headlights and crash safety features were […]

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 […]

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 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’s First Recall: Airbags May Not Disable for Kids in R1T Trucks

Rivian recalled 502 R1T electric pickups due to sensors in the front passenger seat not disabling the airbag when a child is present, according to Automotive News. The recall is Rivian’s first safety recall, and the automaker said on Tuesday that the occupant system hadn’t been properly calibrated. In the report, Rivian wrote, “The customer […]

Rivian Customers Cancel Pre-Orders After Company Jacks Prices Up to 25%

Rivian today announced a slew of configuration updates for its R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV, accompanied by price hikes of up to 25% for both. Much to the chagrin of reservation holders, the price increases also apply to existing pre-orders and add-ons. Introducing our new Dual-Motor AWD configuration and our 260+ mile […]

Sandy Munro Goes Hands-On with Rivian R1T Truck, Chats with CEO [VIDEO]

In a recently published YouTube video, “Teardown Titan” Sandy Munro visits electric vehicle (EV) startup Rivian’s production facility in Normal, Illinois, to meet with company CEO RJ Scaringe and talk about the R1T and R1S, as well as what the future holds for the up-and-comer. Scaringe told Munro about how Rivian started and the ideology […]

Rivian Hits 71,000 Pre-Orders; Delays Delivery of Some EVs to 2023

Electric vehicle (EV) startup Rivian sent out the first deliveries of its Launch Edition R1T pickup truck in October, and its Launch Edition R1S SUV is on its way out the door. Rivian is now shifting its focus to producing Adventure and Explore Package vehicles. The company gave reservation holders an update on estimated delivery […]

First Rivian R1T Electric Truck Deliveries Take Place

After Rivian’s all-electric R1T truck started rolling off the production line last month, the first deliveries are now going out to the startup’s employees and earliest customers. Travis Munson (@travislmunson), a facilities strategist at Rivian and former Tesla employee, took delivery of his Glacier White R1T on Friday, and proceeded to share images of the […]

Rivian R1T Electric Truck Reviewed by MKBHD [VIDEO]

In a recently published YouTube video, tech enthusiast Marques Keith Brownlee (aka MKBHD) gets hands-on with the recently launched Rivian R1T all-electric pickup truck, drives it around for a day, shares his experience, and reviews Rivian’s first electric vehicle (EV) to make it off the production line. Right off the bat, Marques introduces the R1T […]

Rivian R1T Truck Reviewed, Including Features Borrowed from Tesla [VIDEO]

After a couple of unfortunate delays, the first customer-bound unit of Rivian’s all-electric R1T pickup truck rolled off the production line last month. In a recently published video, YouTuber Snazzy Labs gives us our best look yet at the electric vehicle (EV) as part of a media tour he was part of, plus walks us through some […]