American EV startup Rivian has began transport the guide tonneau cowl for the all-electric R1T pickup truck, based on a Reddit submit from a person who purchased the accent from the corporate.
Initially noticed by Drive Tesla Canada, the submit says that the entire package deal weighs 42 kilos (19 kilograms) and that it is available in a high-quality zipper case that matches within the pickup’s gear tunnel.
It’s fairly straightforward to assemble, too, with arrows on every of the 4 items indicating which part has to go in first. There’s additionally a rubber gasket on the ultimate panel to cease water from getting into the mattress.
The guide tonneau cowl was provided to R1T prospects again in October 2022 as the one choice for shielding no matter wanted defending within the mattress of the electrical truck, after Rivian introduced that the powered tonneau could be faraway from the choices checklist as a result of it wanted a redesign.
Quick-forward to Could 2023, and the American EV maker showcased each the guide cowl and the up to date energy tonneau. Again then, the agency launched an explainer video that includes CEO RJ Scaringe and the chief of employees for manufacturing operations, Clare Frigo.
Disassembling the guide tonneau is fairly simple, with a strap that needs to be pulled below the primary panel after which each bit will be eliminated separately and saved within the aforementioned storage bag that additionally has separators for each bit for cover.
Deliveries of each variants are scheduled to start this summer time, however till now simply the guide model appears to be prepared for prime time. In accordance with Rivian’s on-line configurator for the R1T, the guide tonneau cowl prices $1,800, whereas the pricing for the up to date powered choice hasn’t been revealed but.
In associated information, the maker of the all-electric journey truck and the R1S SUV has introduced that its prospects could have entry to the Tesla Supercharger community of DC quick chargers from 2024 with the assistance of an adaptor, and from 2025 Rivian will match the NACS connector on its passenger autos, together with the upcoming R2-based EVs.
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