Interview: Rivian Founder, RJ Scaringe at Aspen’s X Games

Positioning the trucks as adventure vehicles, moving production to Illinois and more

We’re nestled indoors in Aspen Village and, while it’s frigid outside, this home—which is serving as a basecamp for the Rivian team—is inviting. The brand recently debuted its R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV at the LA Auto Show in November, but their presence here in Aspen, Colorado, coinciding with the X Games, is no accident. Rivian founder and CEO, RJ Scaringe, believes the …

Rivian Unveils the First Electric Pickup “Adventure Vehicle”

The all-electric pickup goes from 0-60 in three seconds and has a range of 400 miles

The rapidly evolving electric vehicle space is starting to get really exciting, with large brands and indie makers seeking to innovate in all segments of the growing market. Rivian, an Irvine, California-based maker of the futuristic R1T–an all-electric pickup truck that debuted today at the LA Auto Show this week–is the perfect example (see our previous coverage on the show here). The sleek and slightly menacing pickup truck features …