Rivian first to market with electric pickup truck; batteries from Samsung SDI
Updated: 2021-09-15 13:42:22 KST
An American electric vehicle start-up has become the first company to start mass-producing an electric pick-up truck, taking the lead in a race with its competitors, including Tesla and General Motors.
Rivian founder and CEO RJ Scaringe tweeted that the company's first electric pickup, the R-1-T, was rolled off the line Tuesday, local time, at its plant in Illinois.
The R-1-T will start at 73-thousand U.S. dollars.
It has a range of 314 miles on one charge about 500 kilometers and uses battery cells made by Samsung SDI.
Rivian was founded in 2009, and has stayed largely under the radar, but last month filed for an IPO with a valuation as high as 80 billion dollars.