It only took a week.
Last week, Rivian's online configurator went live, allowing those who previously placed a $1,000 deposit to officially place their orders. And now the automaker has announced on Twitter that its allocation of R1T and R1S First Editions have sold out.
"Thank you to our community of preorder holders for all the support and excitement - Launch Edition reservations are now full. Early configurator access continues for preorder holders to build our Adventure and Explore packages. Public configurator access begins 11/23 at 9AM PS." That's in just a couple of hours' time.
The R1T and R1S Launch Editions, priced at $75,000 and $77,500 respectively, are feature-rich with items like natural-grained ash wood interior trim, perforated vegan leather upholstery, heated and ventilated seats, an upgraded audio system, special badges, and 20-inch all-terrain or 22-inch sport wheel upgrades.
Unfortunately, Rivian didn't disclose how many Launch Editions will be built. Customers can expect their vehicles to arrive next summer. For those who didn't place a pre-order that are looking to make an online purchase, Rivian has priced the "base" Explore trims at $67,500 and $70,000 but deliveries won't get underway until January 2022. The mid-level models, called Adventure, can be had from $75,000 and $77,500 and are equipped with most of the same features found in the Launch Editions.
A fully-loaded R1T with the Adventure Package will cost nearly $100,000. All models, regardless of trim, come standard with semi-autonomous hands-free driving capability and a 300+ mile range with the 135-kWh battery pack. There's a 400-mile "Max Pack" 180-kWh battery upgrade for $10,000.
Truck owners will be comforted by the fact the vehicles have a towing capacity up to 11,000 pounds and those who have speed in their blood we'll be more than satisfied with a 0-60 mph time of 3 seconds flat.
Those in the market for a battery-electric truck but can't afford the R1T's high base price can rest assured a certain other far less expensive rival is coming, the $39,900 Tesla Cybertruck. Tesla is still constructing the Austin, Texas Gigafactory where the Cybertruck will call home, and the first examples won't roll off the assembly line until sometime late next year.