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Rivian R1T And R1S EVs To Offer Multiple Roof Options

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Rivian and Ford announced a big tie up a few months back that saw Ford invest $500 million into the EV startup. Ford’s investment would get it access to the Rivian skateboard platform. Ford recently hinted that the result of that investment and access to the skateboard platform wouldn’t necessarily be an electric truck. Some new details on the Rivian R1T electric pickup and the R1S electric SUV have surfaced.

A person called Steven Ploem who had pre-registered for the Rivian SUV asked a question to the automaker via twitter. Ploem wrote on Twitter that he had noticed that the Rivian SUV had a glass roof and asked if it was sliding or fixed. In other words, was it simply a panoramic glass roof like some Mustangs offered in the past or was it a moonroof that opened up.

Rivian Tweeted an answer to his question, noting that it would offer multiple roof styles. One of them is electrochromic glass that can be opaque or transparent depending on what the owner wants. Other options include a fixed glass panel, a two-piece removable composite roof, and a standard fixed roof. One glass panel is called out as being fixed, and the electrochromic roof isn’t, but the assumption is that it is fixed too.

The standard roof would be like you find on any other car. The removable composite roof is an interesting promise, and we have no real details on how that would work. Perhaps it would be a pair of panels over the driver and passenger that remove sort of like Jeep Wranglers do with the Freedom top hardtop. It’s also not clear if the Rivian R1T electric pickup will have the same roof options since Ploem asked specifically about the SUV. It would be very cool to get the Rivian R1T with a removable roof.

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Source: Autoblog

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Written by Shane McGlaun

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. It’s four roof options not three. From Rivian’s FAQ section on their website:

    What roof options can I expect?

    We will offer multiple roof styles including electrochromic glass (which turns from opaque to transparent on demand), a fixed glass panel, a two-piece removable composite roof and a standard fixed roof.

    Also note the way Rivian framed the FAQ question to be non-EAV specific implying the roof options are applicable to both the R1S and R1T models.

    • I wrote that thinking three in addition to the stock sheet metal roof, so yes there are four options according to the tweet mentioned.

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