Electrical automaker Rivian has introduced that they are going to host a “pop-up” occasion in Regular, Illinois, a city about two hours southwest of Chicago on Sunday, October 13. The occasion will act like an open-house, the place members of the general public will get an opportunity to speak with staff of the Rivian plant in Regular, IL.
Rivian has hosted three reservation holder occasions previously, one most not too long ago in Seattle, Washington, one in Atlanta, Georgia in mid-September, and one other in Manhattan, New York in April. A future occasion might be held in San Francisco, California, on a date that’s but to be decided.
The pop-up occasion will happen from 1-Four PM and can happen in Uptown Sq. in Regular in a short lived storefront, in keeping with an NBC affiliate in Peoria, Illinois. Footage of the plant, in addition to briefings on firm historical past, might be accessible for guests to view.
Rivian’s previous occasions have solely been accessible by reservation holders for its first two autos, the R1T pickup and the R1S SUV. Footage and movies of every occasion can be found on-line within the days following, however the one strategy to achieve entry with out being a reservation holder is to be a visitor with somebody who’s. The occasions aren’t accessible to the general public, making this new pop-up occasion in Central Illinois the primary of its sort.
Rivian caught the eyes of the electrical automobile neighborhood when it debuted a brand new blue colour for its R1T pickup truck on the final reservation occasion in Seattle. CEO RJ Scaringe mentioned in an interview on the Seattle occasion with Kim of Like Tesla that autos which are geared towards multi-terrain driving are normally inefficient, however Rivian’s aim was to create a automobile that was nice in any state of affairs. The R1T matches that description, as it’s nice each on-road and off-road, and this can be very environment friendly, sporting a 750 horsepower quad-motor system, with three ft of wading depth and 400+ miles of vary.
Rivian has made headlines most not too long ago for its partnership with Amazon when CEO Jeff Bezos mentioned that they’d make the most of 100,000 Rivian vans with a purpose to fulfill deliveries beginning in 2021. The Bezos-headed Amazon has already invested $700M into Rivian.
Pop-up occasions are an ideal concept from Rivian, as it should enable anybody who’s concerned about studying extra in regards to the business to find out about one of many up-and-comers in electrical autos. Those that aren’t conversant in the Plymouth, Michigan-based Rivian could have the chance to study extra in regards to the firm and its autos that can start rolling onto driveways in late 2020.