Rivian sells the first version of its electric van


Rivian has confirmed that he has already exhausted the reservation slots for the first version of his electric pickup.All without even giving the general public access to the configurator.

Last week, Rivian unveiled its final pricing and configurations for the first version of the R1T and R1S.

The startup then opened its configurator for people who made reservations with a deposit of $ 1,000 on their vehicles over the past 2 years.

Despite this limitation, they managed to sell the “Launch Edition” of their new electric vehicles within a week.

Rivian announced on Twitter:

“Thank you to our community of pre-order holders for all the support and excitement – Launch Edition reservations are now full. Early access to the configurator continues for pre-order holders to create our Adventure and Explore packages. Public access to the configurator begins on 23/11 at 9:00 a.m. PST. “

Here is the tweet in question:

While Rivian has not revealed how many Launch Editions they will be producing, it is the only version that will be produced between June 2021 and January 2022.

The launch edition comes with a special badge and is available in an exclusive launch green color option.

It is fitted with Rivian’s mid-range battery which is expected to provide a range of over 300 miles.

The automaker is planning shorter and longer range options later.

Taking Electrek

Again, we don’t know how many trucks they’ve sold with the launch editions, but since we’re talking 6 months of production, I think it will be in the thousands of units minimum.

I know a lot of people were disappointed that the RT1 was more expensive than the Tesla Cybertruck, but I think it will succeed anyway.

The R1S might even turn out to be everything as if it’s not the most successful and I can see Rivian ramp up to over 100,000 units per year once they start producing the short and long range versions.

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