For Rivian, the time when things get real is gradually approaching. The startup EV maker first showed the world its initial two concept models, the R1T pickup and R1S SUV, at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The first model to come to fruition is the R1T, and it is expected to debut in June. In anticipation of that moment, the company yesterday released warranty information for its future models, including on what consumers are most concerned about: the battery pack.
Rivian's coverage is eight years or 175,000 miles (roughly 280,000 km), whichever comes first. It includes all components inside the battery pack module, such as the cooling system. Beyond that, the automaker’s plan covers the degradation of the entire unit. For example, if the capacity of the battery pack drops below 70 percent, the company will repair or replace it.
Other warranty points for the R1T and R1S are interesting. For example, each vehicle comes with five years or 100,000 km of bumper-to-bumper protection. This covers all parts and labor to repair any defective equipment.
The powertrain, electric motors, transmission and axles are covered for 8 years or 280,000 km, whichever comes first. Aluminum body panels are also protected against perforation for 8 years or 280,000 km.