Here’s How To Gift A Rivian R1T & R1S Pre-Order


Way better than a lump of coal.

Still trying to decide what to get that special someone for Christmas? We’re not going to remind you that time is running out (but, time is running out) though we do have a suggestion we hope will be helpful. If the person left on your list is¬†important enough to really splurge on we, and Rivian, have a suggestion: a pre-order for an all-electric truck or SUV!

Fully refundable, the $1,000 deposit holds a place in line until the R1T pickup and R1S start rolling from the company’s Illinois factory and into driveways. That’s expected to begin happening in late 2020. What your giftee gets is a ticket to dream; something exciting on the horizon to eagerly await. Perhaps instead of kvetching about politics or how bad the Sox suck this season, their energy could be diverted toward the execution of the Rivian production plan, with all the drama that’s sure to contain.

Of course, you’ll want to be sure the Rivian battery-powered truck or SUV, with the ability to scoot up to 60 miles per hour in as little as 3 seconds and tow 11,000 pounds, is something they (or you) will want to shell out the balance of the cost for. With a price tag that starts in the $69,000 neighborhood and can probably reach into six digits for the biggest battery with all the options, that’s not an insignificant consideration.

Rivian has made the whole process pretty easy. Just go to this page on their website, and you’ll find all the instructions you need to place the order and print up a preorder certificate. Also, be sure to direct the lucky giftee to the Rivian section of the InsideEVs Forum, where they can chat about their new vehicle¬†with other preorder holders and fans.

If this particular gift suggestion doesn’t work for you, we have some more. Check out our 10 Gifts For The EV Lover In Your Life, where we have something for every budget. Merry Christmas!

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12 Comments on "Here’s How To Gift A Rivian R1T & R1S Pre-Order"

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Sounds like something normal people do.

What a terrible idea. Let’s leave the preorders for people who are actually considering buying.

Noone that is gifted a preorder is going to buy – noone!

All this does is cause Rivian (or potential investors – even worse) to have a false idea of demand.

I wonder if or when Rivian will announce how many pre-order deposits they have received?

Volt#671 + BoltEV + Model 3

Would it matter? Would it change every Tesla fanboy’s opinion? These are rhetorical questions of course.

There are people who rely on public choices to help them decide on a purchase. I know someone who bought an iPhone just because it was the top seller and her logic told her the masses can’t be wrong.

Appeal to Belief. A fallacy is an argument based on unsound logic. Appeal to belief is a type of fallacy. Essentially, the argument is that because many people believe something, it must be true.

How is a fad created?
A fad, trend or craze is any form of collective behavior that develops within a culture, a generation or social group in which a group of people enthusiastically follows an impulse for a finite period.
There are leaders and there are followers.

Also to “Keep up with the Joneses”

Volt#671 + BoltEV + Model 3

Who pays for the vehicle? Stupid.

Stupid is as stupid does.

I would rather buy a $35000 model 3 and a eNiro for the same amount of money.

none of which, is a pickup…apples to oranges.

The articles says “Way better than a lump of coal”.
My argument holds.

i would like to leave a deposit an preorder a riven how do i go about that?

Tab is in the bottom right corner.