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  1. Visited the Plymouth facility recently.

    After Rivian stock sale, here's how fresh cash will be used Rivian will not be profitable in the near future, no matter how well its electric vehicles sell. The company says it needs more models and another factory. RICHARD TRUETT After rising 29 percent in its first day of trading on the Nasdaq...
  2. Visited the Plymouth facility recently.

    https://www.autonews.com/automakers-suppliers/rivian-stock-sale-how-ev-truck-maker-will-use-cash
  3. Visited the Plymouth facility recently.

    It's a beehive of activity.
  4. R1T being tested for North American Car & Truck (NACTOY) of the Year - Juror Impressions

    I think most jurors don't really give much consideration what the end user does with it. We are mostly focused on performance, equipment, quality, value, efficiency, refinement, features, etc. I mean, look at it this way: We all know people who drop 6 figures on a Range Rover or a Bentley...
  5. R1T being tested for North American Car & Truck (NACTOY) of the Year - Juror Impressions

    Glad you asked. The Hummer's aggressive off-road tires make a droning sound on the pavement that is truly annoying. Otherwise, it's like other electric vehicles.
  6. R1T being tested for North American Car & Truck (NACTOY) of the Year - Juror Impressions

    No. Not at all. I can tell you the jurors are very professional, extremely knowledgeable, fair, open-minded and take all aspects of each vehicle into consideration.
  7. R1T being tested for North American Car & Truck (NACTOY) of the Year - Juror Impressions

    I believe we vote around the end of December with the results coming Jan. 11.
  8. R1T being tested for North American Car & Truck (NACTOY) of the Year - Juror Impressions

    We have only 1 award for trucks. I have also been in the Sante Fe. It's an SUV with a small truck bed, not really a contender in my mind. I could sleep well voting for any of the three. Rivian: What an accomplishment to build such a high quality, feature-laden vehicle, so much creativity and...
  9. R1T being tested for North American Car & Truck (NACTOY) of the Year - Juror Impressions

    Yeah...the Edition 1 version of the Hummer that will be available for a year before the other models checks in at $112k. I think the R1T we tested was $73,00 and change.
  10. R1T being tested for North American Car & Truck (NACTOY) of the Year - Juror Impressions

    The R1T is built for off-road adventures. Some jurors were thinking it'll never be used that way by some buyers. It'll just be a commuter vehicle. That's probably true.
  11. R1T being tested for North American Car & Truck (NACTOY) of the Year - Juror Impressions

    I'd say the R1T tilts more towards luxury...real wood, for instance. The dash is maybe less busy in the R1T than on the Hummer. Both require the driver to be a computer programmer to dial in features, but once you get used to it, it will go quickly. I'd give a slight edge to the Hummer in terms...
  12. R1T being tested for North American Car & Truck (NACTOY) of the Year - Juror Impressions

    By the way: I also tested the Ford Bronco. Yawn. It has nice powertrain, a really tight turning radius, and looking out over the hood is pretty cool. But the interior is a mess ergonomically. And my test vehicle's driver window kept getting caught on the weatherstrip. Ford's build quality issues...
  13. R1T vs GMC Hummer EV side-by-side look

    Here's what the Hummer screen looks like when Crab Walk is selected.
  14. R1T vs GMC Hummer EV side-by-side look

    Sadly, I have a spotty record for picking the winners. Maybe 50 percent right over the years. I can't recall us ever getting a brand new vehicle from a brand new company before. We were going to test the Lucid Air, but they pulled out at the last minute.
  15. R1T being tested for North American Car & Truck (NACTOY) of the Year - Juror Impressions

    I didn't get the same sensation of instant, overwhelming massive solid rocket booster thrust in the R1T as I did in the Hummer. That's a strictly seat of the pants observation, not measured in any way.
  16. R1T vs GMC Hummer EV side-by-side look

    I'm a Juror and I am at the testing. Both Rivian and Hummer are letting jurors drive their trucks, but there are engineers and/or PR people in the vehicles. We can take all other competitors out alone. The Hummer is fully functional, all features.
  17. R1T being tested for North American Car & Truck (NACTOY) of the Year - Juror Impressions

    Rivian sent two trucks, one green test mule, and one blue early production vehicle, to the hotel in Ann Arbor where the testing for NACTOY is happening this week. Generally, these are the impressions: (1) The jurors are very surprised at the quality of the materials and the manufacturing. (2)...
  18. Rivian Setting a High Bar For Electric Pickups - my first drive review of the R1T in Automotive News

    I spent an hour in the truck at Rivian's headquarters last week. Will see the truck again this week for test drives for North American Car & Truck of the Year judging. (I am on the jury).
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