Rivian is pushing ahead with its plans put the electric R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV into production despite the coronavirus.
In April, the startup automaker announced the R1T and R1S would be delayed into 2021 from their original late 2020 plans. On Friday, Rivian locked down a timeline and said R1T deliveries will begin in June 2021 with R1S deliveries to follow in August. Both will be built at Rivian’s plant in Normal, Illinois, which used to build Mitsubishis.
Despite being shown in near production form at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, there’s still a lot we don’t know about the production R1T and R1S. Rivian has trickled out information regarding tricks the models will feature, including a slide-out kitchen behind the cab of