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Rivian is set to bring its Waypoint chargers to high-end camping company Under Canvas’ sites around the US.
In a new partnership, the companies are hoping to “make outdoor exploration feel more accessible” as well as “encouraging people to adventure responsibly by reducing their carbon footprints” whilst visiting national parks and monuments around the US.
Under Canvas guests will have exclusive use of Rivian’s Level 2 Waypoint chargers at the camping company’s ten sites around the US and they will work with every electric vehicle on the market.
“The fast-growing adoption of greener vehicles in an effort to reduce carbon emissions made our decision to partner with Rivian to provide charging stations at our camps an obvious choice for both our guests and the environment,” says May Lilley, Chief Marketing Officer of Under Canvas.
“We’re thrilled to be adding another initiative to our efforts to support our mission and core values which include respect for the environment, allowing and supporting more responsible and sustainable adventure. In fact, we’re pleased to share that through Earth Day, guests of Under Canvas Moab or Lake Powell-Grand Staircase who visit and stay with us will enjoy charging their electric vehicles, on us.”
The partnership is designed to expand to further Under Canvas sites as both companies looking to grow aggressively during the coming years.
Under Canvas is all about sustainability with pull chain showers, low flow toilets, rechargeable battery packs in tents, a towel reuse program and solar energy at its, well, sunnier sites.
Rivian, of course, wants to make off-roading better for the planet and help people reconnect with nature via a $67,000 plus electric SUV.
“Partnering with Under Canvas felt very natural as we both aim to inspire adventure and challenge ourselves to do this in environmentally thoughtful ways,” says Trent Warnke, Senior Director, Energy and Charging Solutions at Rivian.
“We look forward to integrating Under Canvas’ extraordinary campsites with our Waypoints charging network – a network that’s planned to have over 10,000 open-network chargers.”
The first chargers will be available at Under Canvas’ Moab and Lake Powell-Grand Staircase sites from 3 March and 10 March, respectively.