Apple's Tim Cook Seen Riding a Rivian Electric Truck at Sun Valley Conference

The Apple CEO reportedly took a spin in Rivian's R1T pickup.

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A blue Rivian R1T pickup truck parked in front of an office building

Tim Cook was seen road testing the Rivian R1T.


Tim Cook was spotted taking a spin in a Rivian electric pickup truck on Thursday, according to a report in Bloomberg. The Apple CEO was in Idaho for Allen & Co.'s Sun Valley Conference, where Rivian founder and CEO R.J. Scaringe was also in attendance. 

Known as the "summer camp for billionaires," the Sun Valley Conference typically attracts powerful players from the media and finance worlds. Bloomberg cited sources familiar with the matter, who said Cook took a metallic green Rivian R1T downtown from the resort to get dinner.

Apple has been reportedly developing its own EV since at least 2015, but news of a possible car from the company resurfaced late last year. In November, it was reported that the company had refocused its efforts on the development of an electric vehicle, concentrating on the car's potential for autonomy.

Electric automaker Rivian impressed would-be buyers with its battery-powered pickup truck, which went into production at the end of 2021. Reviewing the company's R1S truck, CNET's Tim Stevens said: "While it's hard to doubt that the Ford F-150 Lightning is the most significant electric truck of the moment -- outside of the hyperbolic (and still nonexistent) Tesla Cybertruck -- it's the Rivian R1T that seems to have captured the hearts and minds of most would-be EV truckers."

Bloomberg previously reported that Tesla CEO Elon Musk was also at this year's Sun Valley Conference. 

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.