Rivian is partnering with hospitality firm Beneath Canvas to offer EV charging on the latter’s glamping websites.
Beneath the partnership, Rivian will present its Waypoint Stage 2 chargers at Beneath Canvas websites in Utah, positioned close to two widespread outside 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, visitors sleep in giant tents, however in addition they have entry to “indoor luxuries,” per the corporate’s web site.
The chargers can be prepared in time for opening days at each websites (March 3 and March 10), in response to an Beneath Canvas press launch. Charging can be complimentary between these dates and Earth Day (April 22), Beneath Canvas stated, however did not element what charges would appear to be after that.
2022 Rivian R1T
Rivian has been basically organising the backcountry equal to Tesla Supercharging—enabling journeys to the wild, not through the Interstate. Charging entry is one perk of Rivian Membership, the subscription service the corporate believes can be an essential differentiator of its model going ahead.
Beneath 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.
In fact, all of these chargers can be pointless with out autos to make the most of them.
Rivian started deliveries of its R1T pickup truck late final yr, and has steadily ramped up volumes. The R1S SUV is anticipated to comply with quickly. Rivian hasn’t introduced some other retail fashions, however will even construct electrical supply vans for Amazon, which owns a small stake within the firm.