First R1T customer truck rolls off the assembly line

Right now marks the starting of the new standard in Normal, Ill., as the first production Rivian R1T electrical pickup — meaning the 1st truck for business sale to a purchaser — rolled off the line at Rivian’s factory.

Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe tweeted photos of the truck, accomplished up in namesake Rivian Blue and surrounded by cheering crowds of manufacturing facility personnel and their households.


Right after months of building pre-creation automobiles, this morning our initial customer auto drove off our generation line in Ordinary! Our team’s collective attempts have created this second doable. Can’t hold out to get these into the fingers of our shoppers!

— RJ Scaringe (@RJScaringe)
September 14, 2021

The accomplishment arrives less than three yrs after Rivian arrived out of obscurity and burst on the scene at the 2018 Los Angeles Car Exhibit. Due to the fact then, the enterprise has appear a prolonged way — constructing out the previous Mitsubishi plant in Standard, getting billions of pounds in backing from Amazon and Ford, and earning EPA selection estimates of 314 miles for the R1T and 316 for the upcoming R1S utility car applying their initial midsize battery packs.  

For Rivian’s future act, it designs an preliminary public offering of stock prior to the conclusion of the 12 months in which it could request a valuation of concerning $50 billion and $70 billion.

But for now, that first truck’s out there, and the photos exhibit a extended line of pickups prepared to follow.