Rivian Plans To Release New Model By 2025

Kevin Williams
by Kevin Williams

In a recent letter to shareholders, Rivian mentioned its plans to introduce another vehicle, using a new platform: the R2. Rivian’s R1T and R1S electric truck and SUV are slowly trickling their way into owners’ hands and driveways, and Rivian is not staying complacent. In the letter, the company not only outlined and extolled its current successes with the R1 and EDV delivery van, but explained the need to scale up, and produce more vehicles. The R2 platform would be part of Rivian’s push to make more electric vehicles and more Rivians in the hands of more people.

The letter isn’t exactly clear on what form the R2 will take, but Rivian says that the R2 is important to “grow and expand [its] product portfolio globally across different price points and form factors.” An R2 platform-based Rivian could be a smaller, cheaper electric SUV or Pickup, or maybe even something along the lines of an EV smaller hatchback or crossover.

Whatever the Rivian R2 will be, Rivian cites that its ability to ramp production up at its Normal, IL plant, and implement R2 production are the biggest keys to the brand’s success. The demand for the R1T, R1S, and EDV delivery vans has been overwhelming, but the company has publicly struggled with getting the vehicles produced and shipped. Most of the letter focuses on Rivian assuring its shareholders of its ability and desire to increase production numbers.

We don’t know what the Rivian R2 will be, but Rivian wants to launch the vehicle by 2025.

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Kevin Williams
Kevin Williams

Kevin has been obsessed with cars ever since he could talk. He even learned to read partially by learning and reading the makes and models on the back of cars, only fueling his obsession. Today, he is an automotive journalist and member of the Automotive Press Association. He is well-versed in electrification, hybrid cars, and vehicle maintenance.

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