Rivian’s amazing new warranty should be the standard for all EV brands

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Amazon-backed electric SUV maker Rivian is quietly making a name for itself as one of the most exciting new entrants to the electric vehicle market. Not only do its cars look great, but they also offer after-sales service that sets a new standard for the industry.

Over the past week, detectives on the Rivian Forums have spotted warranty updates for the startup EV’s vehicles, and it has indeed thrown the gauntlet at all other manufacturers with its full five-year warranty and 60,000 miles.

I’m not surprised if warranties don’t get you as hot under the collar as I do, so do.

What makes the Rivian warranty so good?

Typically, auto warranties cover two things, time or kilometers driven, whichever comes first.

It is quite common for automakers to offer a full three-year, or 36,000-mile warranty. If you cover more than 36,000 miles in three years, your warranty expires. That’s what “whichever comes first” means.

Rivian’s guarantee, however, derives a bit more from it. According to the company’s website, the full warranty covers: “The cost of all parts and labor required for any defective equipment is covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first.”

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