MEVCO Adds Rivian R1T vehicles to Mining Sector Operations

Nigel Dixon-Fyle

Electric Vehicles Transforming Mining Operations

In a groundbreaking move for the mining industry, MEVCO, a pioneer in mining electric vehicles, forged a strategic partnership with Rivian Automotive. The collaboration focuses on integrating Rivian’s R1T electric vehicles into mining operations. The R1Ts are significantly customized to meet the rigorous demands of both surface and underground environments.

What’s Happening & Why This Matters


This partnership enhances the operational efficiency of mining activities but also prioritizes environmental sustainability and worker safety. The partnership further entails adapting the Rivian R1T known for its robustness as the only U.S. pickup truck to earn the Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The R1T vehicles will be modified to withstand the harsh conditions typically found in mining sites. MEVCO will also assist in establishing the necessary charging infrastructure and provide ongoing maintenance and workflow management that ensures seamless integration of these electric vehicles into mining operations.

TF Summary: What’s Next

The collaboration between MEVCO and Rivian Automotive is a significant advancement toward modernizing the mining industry with environmentally friendly solutions. The customized electric vehicles are expected to increase the efficiency of mining operations and play a vital role in reducing environmental impact of related activities. Adding electric vehicles elevates the standard for an industry that has not historically championed the environment to new levels of innovation, sustainability,  safety and operational effectiveness.

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By Nigel Dixon-Fyle "Automotive Enthusiast"
Nigel Dixon-Fyle is an Editor-at-Large for TechFyle. His background in engineering, telecommunications, consulting and product development inspired him to launch TechFyle (TF). Nigel implemented technologies that support business practices across a variety of industries and verticals. He enjoys the convergence of technology and anything – autos, phones, computers, or day-to-day services. However, Nigel also recognizes not everything is good in absolutes. Technology has its pros and cons. TF supports this exploration and nuance.
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