Rivian R1T And R1S Delivery Dates Confirmed, Will Beat GMC Hummer EV To Market16
The Rivian R1T electric pickup and closely related R1S SUV will go on sale next summer, the Michigan-based automaker has confirmed.
First to market will be the R1T, with the first customer deliveries of the pickup expected to commence next June. The R1S will be close behind, though, with deliveries set to begin only one month later in August of 2021. The company also confirmed this week that it has begun pilot production at its Normal, Illinois plant as it prepares to build customer vehicles and says the milestone brings it “another step closer to our full production launch.”
The GMC Hummer EV pickup and SUV will compete directly with the Rivian R1T and R1S. Both vehicles are positioned as battery-electric off-roaders aimed at adventurous, outdoorsy consumers. The range-topping R1T and R1S models will have a motor mounted at each wheel and will produce around 750 horsepower. Certain models will also be able to travel up to 400 miles between charges. General Motors is predicting similar specifications for the Hummer EV – promising a tri-motor model with over 1,000 horsepower and versions with up to 400 miles of range.
The company may seem fairly unassuming considering the Rivian R1T and R1S will be its first-ever production vehicles, but the company has strong backing to help it reach its goals. The company has so far raised $2.8 billion from major investors such as T. Rowe Price, Amazon, Cox Automotive and Ford Motor Company and will be the first company to produce an electric pickup truck for retail customers. The GMC Hummer EV isn’t expected to enter production until late 2021 and the Tesla Cybertruck is expected to arrive around the same time. The Lordstown Endurance will initially be sold to fleets when it hits the market in early 2021.
Rivian says it will have more to announce with regard to the R1T and R1S in the near future, “including details on key vehicle features,” when customers will be able to configure their Rivian R1T or R1S and its plans for its own Tesla Supercharger-style charging network.
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Is anyone surprised about this news very little has been said about Hummer other than a Super Bowl ad and a few Teased shots of the model. Showing up later to the party is not always a great thing. This is one of those time your want to show up 1st
I think you’re over estimating Rivian and underestimating GM. One hasn’t built a mass produced vehicle in their existence and the other builds millions a year. GM has nothing to gain announcing or showing anything right now. Everything Tesla and Rivian does right now is to to try to hold the market until their products are released. Think about it. What do you really know about the cyber truck that you don’t know about the Hummer EV? Rivian has shown their truck a lot but the factory isn’t ready to start producing it yet, meanwhile GM is upgrading their factory and building the battery plant.
Isn’t Rivian in a Lawsuit because a bunch of their Hires Stole Software, information, and Pay structures from Tesla?
I doubt Rivian comes out on time.
That’s exactly what they said about Tesla, not being able to manufacture enough cars to meet order demand. Yet, here we are 8 years later and the brand has made it evident if you build it they will come.
Yes it took Tesla 8 years. In this case we’re taking about 2021 for both Rivian and Hummer.
The johnny-come-lately does have a large, well-established dealer network, however.
GM is a failure
Who cares? All these will be expensive rich boy toys anyway.
I don’t know. I see plenty new denalis at our hometown trailer park.
Gm has had so many chances to lead the ev market, look at the volt that could have morphed into a true Tesla competitor. But in typical gm fashion they just withdraw from the market and make some vague promise about future possibilities that are always two years away.
The Volt would have never “morphed” into a Tesla competitor. People that like EVs tend to not like ICE vehicles much. The Volt was a jack of all trades, but master of none. GM could have morphed the Volt into EV only, but sedan sales have been falling yearly, so it was just the wrong vehicle to do that.
Even the Rav 4 Primes days are numbered. The main thing helping it is cost because Toyota is still eligible for the full $7500 tax rebate. Without that it would be an expensive vehicle with limited EV range.
Even advocates are different then the general public . If gas would have stayed $4 a gallon , a volt cuv with marketing would have been a hot seller .
Most people buying ev right now are. Or interested in saving money . They are interested in being show off or free huggers not real people
There both coming out in 2021. Gm’s electric trucks and rivian. It’s the same year.
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Will they have a decent dealer network up by then? GM dealerships should network with them and take some markup.