Rivian Truck Raffle: You Get the Keys NOW! Tickets Support Fight Against Climate Change. – CleanTechnica
By Mike Tidwell
This summer you could win the super-hard-to-find Rivian electric truck in a Rivian truck raffle! You’ll be the first in your neighborhood to drive one. Or you could win a custom-built Tesla. It’s all part of a unique raffle just launched to fight climate change. Your $200 ticket supports a good cause and earns you excellent odds to win one of the best electric vehicles on the market.
Rivian has been in the news lately as the first electric truck to hit the road. Motor Trend’s 2022 Truck of the Year gets rave reviews for speed, power, and adventure-ready design. But only about 1500 R1Ts have been delivered. If you order one today, you might not see the truck till 2024! That’s where the Rivian truck raffle comes in….
One scrappy nonprofit went out and bought one themselves. The truck is safely stored on a farm in Virginia in mint condition. The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) Action Fund is raffling it to support our work fighting global warming. You get the keys the moment this summer raffle ends. No other Rivian truck raffle out there puts you behind the wheel immediately. Try to find one.
And if a truck is not for you, no worries. Each raffle ticket gives you the option to customize your very own Tesla worth up to $135,000. This is the fourth year in a row that CCAN Action Fund has raffled a Tesla. It’s the first year we’ve added a Rivian truck to the mix, worth up to $149,000. As an added bonus, we pay all state and federal taxes for you.
Your raffle ticket not only gives you the chance to win, it makes you a champion for climate action. CCAN Action Fund has been called “the best regional climate organization in the world” by the legendary writer and climate activist Bill McKibben. We fight for clean energy policies — including electric vehicle advancement — at the state and regional level, and on Capitol Hill.
With gas prices hitting record highs, the Rivian truck raffle and our clean transportation advocacy work couldn’t be more timely. The raffle winner can say goodbye to $5-per-gallon gas forever. And every ticket helps us advocate for legislation in Washington — now under debate — to offer serious tax credits for EV purchases while building charging stations nationwide. This summer may be our last chance to really fight global warming at the federal level for a very long time. Your ticket powers our work.
The raffle runs all summer long, with the drawing on September 9th. We’re selling just 5,500 tickets — and right now, we’ve sold well less than 1,000. So, your chances of winning are incredibly good with one ticket purchase — even better if you buy multiple tickets.
Meanwhile, we’ve never been more excited about our raffle prizes. The Rivian R1T Launch Edition truck is a dream for any outdoor enthusiast, tradesperson, or urban hipster with stuff to carry. This 800 horsepower, all-wheel-drive (quad motor) vehicle has a 314-mile estimated range with its large battery pack. It also has 900 feet pounds of torque. Best of all, you can drive it with NO carbon footprint.
The Tesla, meanwhile, needs no introduction. The raffle winner can choose your favorite model and all the bells and whistles up to a price of $135,990. Imagine a Model S Plaid with maximum features for speed, luxury, long-range battery, and the latest EV technology inside and out. After we pay all your state and federal taxes for the Tesla or Rivian, the prize package totals over $190,000!
Our goal, as a climate advocacy group, is to get you and everyone else behind the wheel of an electric vehicle. Did you know that cars, trucks, and other forms of transportation account for nearly 30 percent of America’s climate pollution? Rivian and Tesla vehicles are made for the planet. Whether you’re going on an outdoor adventure or cruising city streets, when you sit behind the wheel of an electric vehicle, you’re helping preserve the natural world for generations to come (and avoiding high gas prices!).
It’s never been more clear — the time to start driving a Rivian or Tesla is NOW. CCAN Action Fund is uniquely positioned to help lead our nation toward a low-carbon economy, but we can’t do it without you. Make this your year to join the Tesla or Rivian community of drivers and leave a lasting impact on climate change. Purchase a ticket today and enjoy the payoff for years (and generations) to come!
Raffle will close at 9pm ET on Friday, September 9, 2022, and the winner will be announced at 9:15pm ET the same day. You must be 18 years old and a resident of the United States to purchase a raffle ticket. Click HERE for all the legal details.
This article is supported by CCAN Action Fund.
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