PLYMOUTH – Rivian announced that it reopened its factory in Normal, Illinois, after shutting it down due to the pandemic. It resulted in a delay in bringing the R1T electric pickup and R1S electric SUV to production, but their Amazon electric delivery van is still on time.

The electric startup bought Mitsubishi’s shuttered factory in Normal, Illinois, a few years ago to build its range of electric vehicles, starting with the  R1T electric pickup and R1S electric SUV this year.

Last month, we reported Rivian will “likely push first deliveries of its electric vehicles into 2021” due to the pandemic slowing down work at the factory.

Now Rivian has confirmed that the first deliveries have slipped into “2021” without offering a precise timing. They will update us when they have a better idea of when exactly in 2021 they plan to be able to deliver their electric passenger vehicles.

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