The hotly anticipated Rivian R2 will debut today around 1 PM Eastern time and we'll be live on the scene for the reveal event.

However, Rivian will also livestream the debut and you can watch it right here.

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Rivian R2 debuts today.

Rivian's affordable electric SUV debuts today and it could be the make-it-or-break-it vehicle for the electric startup.

The R2 will reportedly be priced from $47,000 and will get the full $7,500 tax credit, according to Rivian's CEO RJ Scaringe. This means that the effective price will be just below $40,000.

The Rivian R2 will reportedly offer seating for 5, an estimated range of 330 miles on a full charge, and come equipped with a NACS plug from the factory. The most capable version of the R2 should be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3 seconds.

As for its size, we previously reported the following:

Rivian’s smallest electric SUV to date is on par with the Model Y. Measuring 185.6 inches long, 75 in wide (excluding mirrors), and 9.8 in tall, the R2 is 1.4 in shorter, 0.6 in narrower, and 2.9 in taller than the Model Y. The wheelbase is 115.6 in.

The R2 will still be somewhat capable in the off-road category. Maximum ground clearance is 9.8 in with 32-inch wheels. The approach angle is 25 degrees and the departure angle is 27 degrees. These numbers are not nearly as impressive as the R1T or R1S though.

The Rivian R2 will be built at the company’s new factory in Georgia and will go on sale in 2026. The first sales will be in the U.S., with Canada to follow. Later on, the R2 will be offered in Europe too.

More details are expected to be released today and order books should open as soon as the R2 is revealed.

The livestream starts at 1 PM Eastern / 10 AM Pacific.

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