EV start-up Rivian beats Tesla, GM, Ford as first automaker to produce electric pickup

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Rivian R1T electrical truck

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EV start-up Rivian is the archetypal automaker to bring an electrical pickup to the user market, beating Tesla, General Motors and others successful what's expected to beryllium a hotly contested conception successful the years ahead.

Rivian laminitis and CEO RJ Scaringe connected Tuesday tweeted that the company's archetypal R1T pickup for a lawsuit drove disconnected the assembly enactment this greeting astatine its works successful Normal, Ill.

"After months of gathering pre-production vehicles, this greeting our archetypal lawsuit conveyance drove disconnected our accumulation enactment successful Normal!  Our team's corporate efforts person made this infinitesimal possible," helium said. "Can't hold to get these into the hands of our customers!"

Photos tweeted by Scaringe amusement workers cheering with respective R1Ts connected the assembly line.

A Rivian spokeswoman confirmed that the vehicles being produced are saleable. She declined to sermon the company's plans for ramping-up production, including however galore trucks were produced today, and who volition beryllium the archetypal customers to person the vehicles.

The opening of production, which has been delayed respective times, comes weeks aft the Amazon- and Ford Motor-backed institution filed a confidential draught registration signifier for an IPO.

Rivian is expected to beryllium the archetypal of a fistful of automakers to nutrient an electrical pickup by adjacent year. GM is expected to beryllium adjacent this autumn with the GMC Hummer EV pickup, followed perchance adjacent twelvemonth by EV start-up Lordstown Motors, Ford and past Tesla, which precocious pushed backmost deliveries of its Cybertruck from this twelvemonth to late-2022.