Rivian has confirmed it suspends the launch of its R1T electric pickup truck by reason of the COVID-19.
The model was planned for 2020. Now the coronavirus pandemic is delaying production at Rivian Automotive’s factory in Normal (Illinois, USA).
So, the R1T won’t roll off the assembly line this year. The automaker reschedules its production to 2021.
Like others, the company tries to minimize the disruption to its launch schedule. The situation with production and deliveries will depend on a number of factors, including how long the shutdown remains.
Rivian had to close all facilities last month to protect workers and reduce the spread of the virus.
As for the other Rivian model – the R1S SUV, it was initially set to launch in early 2021. It is not seeming real to launch both vehicles together.
Therefore, Rivian will most likely postpone the arrival of the electric crossover to a later date.