MILL VALLEY, California (Reuters) – Electric car startup, Rivian, on Saturday, will appear in the pick-up and SUV at an event in San Francisco, the Bay Area, and told them that if prices are soon to be revealed, they will be lower than previously announced.
The Rivian R1T all-electric vehicle is displayed at an event held by an electric car startup, to customers who pre-ordered out of the truck, in the Mill Valley, California, USA, January 25, by the year 2020. REUTERS/Nathan Frandino – RC29NE9IT0D9
Rivian founder and chief executive R. J. Scaringe, told Reuters in the mid-range, R1T, pick-up truck, with a glass of heaven in a panel that can change from blue to clear, it was about $69,000. It can travel up to 300 miles on a full charge. A similar range R1S SUV’s sell for about $72,000.
Rivian said, the large battery should be able to go 400 miles, and the smallest one was able to go 230 miles.
Scaringe declined to say how many potential buyers have so far spent a $1,000 refundable deposit to hold a spot for Rivian, he said that the response had been “very positive.”
“We are very happy that we are through. However, we now have the challenge of a lot of pre-order customers are not going to be the cars as fast as they want because there is such a row,” he said.
Rivian was founded in 2009, and made waves when it unveiled its first prototype of this model at the LA Auto Show in 2018. It has raised $3.6 billion, and counting Amazon.com Inc. [AMZN.I] and Ford Motor Co. [F. S] as well as investors.
A lot of customers who were at the event and were enthusiastic about the design, but it’s Patrick Bonsi, who flew in from New Jersey to the vehicle, and the question is whether or not Rivian could be a Tesla Supercharger-like charging network. He is the owner of a Tesla (TSLA.D) Model – 3.
I also found a super-charging, the Supercharger network has been created by the car company, it will not charge in the car,” said Bonsi.
Scaringe said in Rivian were in the process of rolling out a network of charging points at key locations such as national parks, but to ensure that the vehicles are able to count on most of the charging networks that are available today.
Brian Gase, Rivian, chief engineer, special projects, and employee number four and is busy with customers for the battery, saying, 7,776 of which were for the switch-on of the pick-up truck, and it was turning on a flashlight that slides into the door, causing the car to one lucky 7,777 batteries.
Be the first to R1T trucks, to be delivered at the end of this year, followed shortly thereafter by the R1S sport utility vehicles (Suv ‘ s, Scaringe said.
Reporting by Jane Lanhee Lee; Editing by Daniel Wallis