R1T $69,000 starting price - opinions

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My dream would be 300 miles of range for 50k (after tax credit is fine).
Dual motor CT, 2021-22. I think that will be realistic with other options in 5+ years, so the question becomes are you willing to pay more to get that sooner as an early adopter?
 

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wasn't there something about rivian lowering their price to be more competitive with tesla?
 

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wasn't there something about rivian lowering their price to be more competitive with tesla?
sort of. The quoted "starting price" was later indicated to be reflective of the vehicles on display at their road show events - ie, equipped with the 135 kWh pack and options such as the electrochromic roof - instead of the base model with 105 kWh pack and no options.
 

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Right now $69k USD = $97k AUD, and thats before you factor in shipping, import taxes and our wonderful luxury car tax. We don't get exemptions for EVs or any kind of tax incensive, but I still want an R1T.... I just hope RJ can convince the govt to let him sell cars here without them charging him (by him I really mean US!) an arm and a leg...
 

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Ok, I am sure this has been stated a bit in this thread, but it seems like things have gone back and forth and I am trying to see if there is an updated answer.

1). Is the $69K "starting price" for the 135K battery or the lower end?

It seems like originally it was thought to be for the lowest model, with no options. Then it seemed like it was clarified to be for the 135K model. Then there seems to be posts later stating it is for the lower model.

Any help would be appreciated. I currently have a Tesla model S but have been thinking of getting a pickup. I was thinking of keeping the Tesla (giving it to my wife) and using the Rivian as my daily driver (my work is 40 miles one way), but 69K for midrange would be a little easier to stomach, as I will likely not have a trade in.

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Ok, I am sure this has been stated a bit in this thread, but it seems like things have gone back and forth and I am trying to see if there is an updated answer.

1). Is the $69K "starting price" for the 135K battery or the lower end?

It seems like originally it was thought to be for the lowest model, with no options. Then it seemed like it was clarified to be for the 135K model. Then there seems to be posts later stating it is for the lower model.

Any help would be appreciated. I currently have a Tesla model S but have been thinking of getting a pickup. I was thinking of keeping the Tesla (giving it to my wife) and using the Rivian as my daily driver (my work is 40 miles one way), but 69K for midrange would be a little easier to stomach, as I will likely not have a trade in.

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Hi Adam, Rivian has stated that the 69K is for the 135KWh pack with some options.
The configurator should be out late this year, so hopefully we can find out that those included options are.
 

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Hi Adam, Rivian has stated that the 69K is for the 135KWh pack with some options.
The configurator should be out late this year, so hopefully we can find out that those included options are.
Thanks. I can likely justify putting down money for a midrange at 69K (especially since I will not have a trade in). I look forward to seeing what the configurator shows.
 

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Hi Adam, Rivian has stated that the 69K is for the 135KWh pack with some options.
The configurator should be out late this year, so hopefully we can find out that those included options are.
In fact they even said a "Well equipped" vehicle. They only mentioned glass panel though.

Source

Although even that source disagrees a little bit.

Rivian email: "Hi Jamie, our original listed prices represent a well-equipped vehicle. We’ll be releasing more details about pricing soon. "

RJ: "the $69,000 price will actually be for a “mid-range pickup truck with glass sky panel” and a range of about 300 miles. "

I'm aiming for the 135 with the special glass so I'm hoping that's right haha

There's also this Reuters article which specifically mentions electro-chromatic glass

"Rivian founder and chief executive R.J. Scaringe told Reuters the mid-range R1T pickup truck with a glass sky panel that can change from blue to clear was about $69,000. It can travel 300 miles on a full charge. A similar range R1S SUV will sell for about $72,000. "
 

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I just want one that has a non-leather interior option, and is this color .
I spoke with a Rivian rep at the Fully Charged show and asked about leather specifically. They wont be offering leather in any of the trims. I think they will all be leatherette though, though I hope cloth seats will be an option, my guess is that won't be in line with their luxury aesthetic
 

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I spoke with a Rivian rep at the Fully Charged show and asked about leather specifically. They wont be offering leather in any of the trims. I think they will all be leatherette though, though I hope cloth seats will be an option, my guess is that won't be in line with their luxury aesthetic
There may be an option just like in the Land Rovers, but I doubt it will be one of the first out the line.
 

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I believe RJ is vegan, and he's making the car vegan as well. So no leather.
 

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