The 2021 Rivian R1T Electric Truck May Cost Less Than Originally Specified

The R1T truck has 7,777 battery cells.

2021 Rivian R1T (photo: Rivian)

During this weekend’s Rivian event in California, the company CEO said that the upcoming R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV will have a lower price than originally specified.

According to Rivian, customer will be able to buy a 300-mile range versions of the R1T for $69,000 and the R1S for $72,500. (These prices are listed before federal and state tax incentives.) However, models with less range may come at a lower price. This price will be announced soon.

A company representative also specified that the Rivian trucks use 7,777 battery cells. 7,776 battery cells to power the vehicle plus 1 to power the included flashlight.

Rivian does not say how many $1,000 pre-orders the company received, but they say the number of deposits is significant and it will be a challenge to satisfy all of them.

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