Fans of Rivian’s
electric vehiclesand mountain bikes should rejoice. It’s possible that Specialized and Rivian will join forces to create a lineup of electric bikes. It might seem like a surprising move, but given the Rivian R1T’s outdoor-oriented focus and its position as the company’s flagship vehicle, perhaps rounding out the brand image with an electric bike series is the right call.
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Rivian could start producing electric bikes with Specialized
Electrekpoints out that Rivian previously filed earlier this year to expand their trademark name to include electric bikes and other electric bike products. It makes sense for them to be interested in doing so—electric bikes are quickly becoming more popular than electric cars, being bought at a faster rate. Electric bikes are cheaper, smaller, and easier to use in cities or congested urban areas.
BMW and Porsche have also started producing electric bikes, which indicate that carmakers are taking the electric bike industry pretty seriously. Even
Harley Davidsonhas started making electric bikes, so Rivian may be smart for getting onboard.
What are Rivian’s ties to Specialized?
Rivian may already be known as a high-end electric car company, but it's still less than 10 years old. Specialized is a well-established bike company that has a solid brand image and trusted name within the biking community.
Specialized is typically oriented toward mountain bike-style models, so Rivian may be looking to create a mountain bike package for the R1T, or to sell bikes as an independent product, too.
More importantly, Specialized’s ex-CTO is now working on the development board of Rivian, meaning that the company could have positioned itself well to start envisioning a series of
How much do electric bikes cost?
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