Rivian is partnering with hospitality firm Below Canvas to offer EV charging on the latter’s glamping websites.
Below the partnership, Rivian will present its Waypoint Stage 2 chargers at Below Canvas websites in Utah, positioned close to two well-liked out of doors locations: Moab and Lake Powell.
The websites supply a extra upscale different to conventional tenting, which appears to align with Rivian’s premium-priced electrical off-roaders. Because the title suggests, company sleep in giant tents, however additionally they have entry to “indoor luxuries,” per the corporate’s web site.
The chargers shall be prepared in time for opening days at each websites (March 3 and March 10), in keeping with an Below Canvas press launch. Charging shall be complimentary between these dates and Earth Day (April 22), Below Canvas mentioned, however did not element what charges would appear like after that.
2022 Rivian R1T
Rivian has been basically organising the backcountry equal to Tesla Supercharging—enabling journeys to the wild, not by way of the Interstate. Charging entry is one perk of Rivian Membership, the subscription service the corporate believes shall be an vital differentiator of its model going ahead.
Below Canvas is only one of many companions. Rivian simply introduced a partnership with a California nonprofit for a number of California areas—together with Yosemite.
After all, all of these chargers shall be pointless with out automobiles to make the most of them.
Rivian started deliveries of its R1T pickup truck late final 12 months, and has steadily ramped up volumes. The R1S SUV is anticipated to observe quickly. Rivian hasn’t introduced another retail fashions, however can even construct electrical supply vans for Amazon, which owns a small stake within the firm.