First Production Rivian R1T Rolls Off Assembly Line

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News Story Source:, By: Mark Kane
The wait for the first modern all-electric pickup to enter series production has ended as the Rivian R1T rolls off the production line.

***UPDATE: It's official. Here's the tweet from Rivian:

"After months of building pre-production vehicles, this morning our first customer vehicle drove off our production line in Normal!  Our team's collective efforts have made this moment possible. Can't wait to get these into the hands of our customers!"

According to the latest report on, Rivian's CEO RJ Scaringe drove off in the first-ever "sellable" Rivian R1T, surrounded by employees at the plant in Normal, Illinois.

There are not many details, but it appears that Rivian has finally reached the stage of having the first vehicles ready for customer deliveries.

Let's recall that the company has delayed the launch several times to September and this month the timing
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