Chances are low that you’ve ever heard of Rivian, an electric vehicle start-up out of Michigan. That’s about to change, though. Ford just invested $500 million into the company, right on the heels of the unveiling of the Rivian R1T. The TFL Truck crew recently got a closeup look at the R1T, a fully-electric vehicle with a driving range of up 400 miles and the capability of hauling a 10,000 lb. trailer. For more on how the Rivian R1T changes the game for electric trucks, watch the video above.
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