While Rivian’s respect for the environment is admirable, we believe this may be an inappropriate move. With so many electric pickups being sold and launched, Rivian’s premium EV needs all the help to stand out. Additionally, some of these rivals are introducing or working on. very similar system I doubt anyone would remove that tech from a Rivian tank turn to make it look more socially responsible. As a result, some potential Rivian customers may decide that other automakers offer a more complete package.
Time will tell how customers react to this news, but Rivian has removed features quite often after discontinuing the electric tonneau cover, the temporary tonneau cover. Camp kitchen and gear tunnel stopand the end of its beta membership package.
At least Rivian appears to be progressing with production of some previously announced vehicle configurations and further development of new offerings.
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