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The Rivian R1T made its debut in blue last week at an event in Seattle.
The highly-anticipated all-electric pickup was on display for reservation holders, who got a look at a new blue paint. It’s a bolder look for the truck, which has previously been seen in silver and white.
The R1T, is expected to go into production next year and start at $69,000. It will seat five passengers, and pack four electric motors. Three battery packs will be offered – a 180 kWh battery that is expected to offer more than 400 miles of range per charge, a 135 kWh option that gives more than 300 miles of range per charge, and a 105 kWh pack, which will give about 230 miles of range per charge.
The entry-level truck will go 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds and the 185 kWh version hits 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. The 135 kWh pack goes 0-60 mph in 3 seconds flat. The R1T has a towing capacity of 11,000 pounds.
The company purchased in 2017 a former Mitsubishi manufacturing plant in Normal, Illinois, which will be home of the first production run.
The company has also raised more than $1 billion from heavyweights including Ford and Amazon.
Tesla is expected to reveal their own electric pickup by the end of the year.