Rivian, the electric vehicle startup, has removed three highly anticipated accessories from its online gear shop: the Camp Kitchen, Tunnel Shuttle, and R1T Tent. The Camp Kitchen, in particular, generated a lot of buzz due to its custom-engineered design that would fit into Rivian’s signature “gear tunnel” in the R1T truck model.
The gear tunnel is a unique feature of the R1T that offers a large, long space for equipment that drivers might not want to keep inside the truck but want to keep in a more secure place than the bed. The Camp Kitchen was designed to fit into this space, providing a pull-out kitchen complete with a water tank, utensil storage, and two induction cooktops that were powered by the car’s battery.
The Tunnel Shuttle was another accessory designed to make the gear tunnel more usable. It was a slide-out deck that made it easier to load and unload equipment. However, in October, Rivian announced a “temporary pause” on the production of both accessories while it worked on updating the design.
Now, the links to both accessories simply redirect to the gear shop page. A Rivian spokesperson has confirmed that the company has halted production of the current versions of the Camp Kitchen and Tunnel Shuttle. However, they also stated that Rivian is exploring updated designs and will offer adventure-ready cooking solutions for its vehicles in the future.
The R1T Tent is also missing from the gear shop, with the R1S Tent still listed as “coming soon.” Rivian stated in October that the R1T Tent would require an additional brake light accessory to ensure that the truck’s brake lights would still be visible when the tent is attached to the bed.
While it is unclear when the accessories will return, it seems that Rivian is committed to updating the designs to ensure they meet its high standards. As Rivian focuses on delivering vehicles to its customers, it appears that these accessories may take a backseat for the time being. However, it’s clear that Rivian remains committed to providing adventure-ready solutions for its electric vehicles.
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