Rivian test drives: How to try the R1T electric pickup without dealers

Rivian may be starting deliveries of its first R1T preorders from July 2021, but there’ll be a chance for those still on the fence about the electric pickup to take a test drive before they click the order button. While the automaker – which is sitting pretty on billions of dollars of investment from Amazon, Ford, and others – may be taking a direct-sales approach rather than traditional dealerships, that doesn’t mean buyers of its EVs will need to order without experiencing them first.

Trying to figure out the best, and particularly safest way to run test drives has been a challenge for the auto industry in general during the past year or so.

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