Rivian is an all-new electric-vehicle manufacturer headquartered right outside of Detroit and is primed to set the automotive world on its head with its all-electric truck (the R1T) and its all-electric SUV (the R1S). Rivian looks so promising that Amazon invested $700 million and Ford Motor Company invested $500 million. Look for the Rivian truck to debut first, with production slated to begin sometime in 2020; the Rivian SUV will follow later. Both vehicles will be ready for rough terrain and semi-autonomous-driving capability, although hopefully not at the same time.
The futuristic Rivian R1T is an all-electric pickup truck from new American startup brand Rivian, and it promises more than 400 miles of driving range and acceleration times comparable with those of a supercar.