Rivian, the electric vehicle manufacturer that's been steadily gathering steam over the past few years, has finally unveiled its first models: the R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV. These aren't your run-of-the-mill electric cars - Rivian has infused its vehicles with high-tech features and a healthy dose of off-road capability.
Founded in 2009 by MIT graduate R.J. Scaringe, Rivian has flown largely under the radar until recently, when it secured a $2.5 billion investment from Amazon. Since then, the company has been on a hiring spree, snatching up automotive talent from the likes of Ford and Tesla.
The R1T and R1S are just the beginning, though. Rivian has plans to release additional models in the near future, including an electric delivery van for Amazon. And with a reported range of up to 400 miles per charge, these cars are sure to turn heads - and not just because they're whisper-quiet. Rivian is definitely a company to watch, and we can't wait to see what they come up with next.