Home Electric Vehicle Rivian R1T Noticed In Germany With Austrian Producer’s Plates

Rivian R1T Noticed In Germany With Austrian Producer’s Plates

Rivian R1T Noticed In Germany With Austrian Producer’s Plates


Regardless of being offered completely in North America, the Rivian R1T electrical pickup truck has been noticed in Europe a number of instances in earlier months. 

The sightings naturally sparked rumors in regards to the US EV startup planning to develop to Europe, however Rivian hasn’t introduced concrete steps on this path but. The variety of R1T sightings has elevated in current months, although.

After being noticed at an airport in Belgium a yr in the past, in Spain in November 2022, and at Mercedes-AMG’s headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany final month, the Rivian R1T has made one more look in Europe, this time in Stuttgart, Germany.

Noticed by a person of the r/Rivian subreddit, the R1T featured Austrian quantity plates from the town of Graz. It additionally had stickers on the tailgate warning about it being a US take a look at automobile with pink indicator lights – vehicles registered in Europe should have amber flip lights.


The uploader, Reddit person u/Max3000Max, had no particular particulars to share about this specific Rivian R1T prototype automobile however did supply some background data concerning this sighting. 

He famous that the world round Stuttgart is filled with automotive producers, automotive suppliers, and engineering corporations, so it is commonplace to see automotive mules and prototypes there that do not get offered in Germany and the European Union.

He additionally wrote that the Graz license plate closely implies that there’s a connection to Magna Steyr, which supplies automotive engineering companies and in addition produces vehicles for third events – such because the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Jaguar I-Tempo, or the Fisker Ocean.

This means Rivian could also be getting some assist from Magna Steyr for the R1T, although it is anybody’s guess in what space. The corporate may supply engineering assist to adapt the mannequin to European market necessities or different sort of engineering or manufacturing enter. 

For instance, Rivian is in search of methods to decrease manufacturing prices, and Magna Steyr may assist with that. One other chance is that Rivian could also be contemplating constructing the R1T at Magna Steyr’s manufacturing unit on the market in Europe. We have contacted Rivian for particulars and we’ll replace this story when and if we hear again.



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