After renaming themselves many times since its founding in 2009

 (originally as Mainstream Motors), Rivian made a splash on the electric vehicle (EV) sector.

After receiving a large infusion of funding from investments in 2015, they turned their

 growing their research facilities and autonomous solutions for hybrid and electric vehicles.

The Rivian R1t, which debuted in May 2018 under the working name "A1T," 

The popular Tesla Cybertruck was defeated by the lightweight, off-road capable pickup

the titles of "Best Truck" at the 2021 LA Auto Show's ZEVA (Zero Emission Vehicle Awards) and

"MotorTrend's 2022 Truck of the Year," earning the truck early praise.

There is a lot of love for the new Rivian R1T among the 2022 electric pickup trucks.

The newest year model has continued to carry on the legacy of excellence

 Not only is the R1T an amazing and capable pickup, but also a technology-rich EV

 with a surprisingly refreshing approach to a traditional and beloved design.