The All-electrical Rivian R1T Is A Dream Truck For Adventurers

The All-electrical Rivian R1T Is A Dream Truck For Adventurers

The R1T can be available in three totally different battery pack variants, although all will feature an electrical motor on each wheel, offering precise all-wheel drive efficiency regardless of how a lot energy is available. The largest version of the truck could have a 180kWh battery that can permit more than 400 miles of range, according to rivian r1s. (That’s 80 kWh more than the highest-capacity automotive Tesla currently sells.) A 135kWh version of the R1T will eclipse 300 miles. The smallest — outfitted with a 105kWh pack that will give the truck about 230 miles of range — shall be available "within six months" following the launch of the others.

All three versions of the truck have a prime velocity of a hundred twenty five miles per hour. The midrange battery pack model is the quickest, based on Rivian, hitting 60 miles per hour in three seconds flat, due to a total power output of 562kW (about 750 horsepower). The four hundred-mile battery model of the truck sends 522kW (about 700 horsepower) to the gearbox and can hit the 60 mph mark in 3.2 seconds. The cheaper brief-range model will go from zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, with 300kW of energy (about four hundred horsepower) on offer.


Dimension-smart, the R1T is most directly comparable to the new Ford Ranger or the newest Toyota Tacoma, though there are differences. Rivian’s electrical pickup has a slightly longer wheelbase (135.8 inches) than the Ranger (127 inches) or the Tacoma (127.4 inches). At 226 inches general, it's longer than the Ranger (210.8 inches) and the Tacoma (212.3 inches). Rivian’s truck is a smidge taller than each, too, measuring 71.5 inches to the Ranger’s 70.7-inch height or the Tacoma’s 70.6-inch stance.

The R1T just isn't quite as huge as the Ranger, with Rivian’s truck measuring 79.3 inches compared to the Ranger’s width of 85.8 inches. (The bottom mannequin of the Tacoma measures 74.four inches extensive). The R1T has a payload of about 1,760 kilos, which is shy of the Ranger’s 2,080-pound capacity, but it surely far exceeds the Tacoma’s 1,one hundred seventy five-pound limit.

The Ford Ranger and the Toyota Tacoma start at around $25,000, so that they easily beat the R1T on price. But Rivian guarantees the R1T will deliver more than what you’d discover in a standard pickup truck of this size.

For one thing, the R1T has a towing capacity of eleven,000 kilos, which is more comparable to the aptitude of a higher-end F-150. There’s also a bounty of space for storing in the R1T, thanks to the fact that the battery and electrical drivetrain are all located on the floor of the vehicle.

The front trunk gives 11.7 cubic feet (330 liters) of space for storing, and there’s a 12.4 cubic foot (350-liter) "gear tunnel" that sits between the cab and the bed and runs all the width of the vehicle, which Rivian says is right for things like skis, golf bags, fishing rods, or even lumber. And there’s a storage compartment within the flooring of the bed that’s sufficiently big for a spare tire.