Ottawa, Ontario — As of this week, Transport Canada has authorized Rivian to sell vehicles in Canada.
While Rivian has yet to kickstart its Canadian deliveries, despite original promises that customers would receive orders by Nov. 2021, the automaker has now been certified and registered by Transport Canada.
The news comes a few days after Drive Tesla Canada reported that Rivian did not receive certification, following its application to Transport Canada earlier this month. However, the electric automaker reached out to the site a day later to clarify that it never failed the application; the OEM was simply required to provide supplemental information to finalize its certs.
Drive Tesla Canada reported that, to meet Transport Canada’s certification requirements, Rivian had to meet specific standards in speedometer units of measure, certain labels, immobilizer requirements for anti-theft, pass-by noise standards and more.
Collision Repair magazine can confirm that the OEM has visited collision centres in Canadian city centres, though the nature of those meetings were not specified.