PODCAST: Inside Rivian, Detroit’s Newest (And All-Electric) Automaker

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You may have seen that Daily Detroit recently made its Detroit Public Television debut with a profile of Rivian, the electric vehicle maker that caught the automotive world by surprise last fall when it unveiled its high-powered, battery-electric pickup truck and SUV.

For today’s episode, we’re following up on our promise to give you more from our visit to Rivian’s Plymouth Township headquarters. We have more from my interview with the company’s founder and CEO, R.J. Scaringe, including how the company is founded and why he’s confident they can clear the hurdles and start manufacturing their vehicles.

Rivian is now taking orders on both the R1T pickup, which is slated for delivery to customers in late 2020, and the R1S SUV, which delivers in 2021. The former starts at $69,000, or $61,500 after federal electric-vehicle tax credits, while the latter starts at $72,500 ($65,000).

In the meantime, enjoy the photos from our visit.

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