Electric mobility is the future, we have no doubt at all. First, Tesla Motors took an initiative to make this possible for the world.
Resultant, many other automobile manufacturers like – Audi, Mercedes & etc. followed & jumped into the manufacturing of Electric cars, bikes and trucks.
Talking of EV trucks, we have a new manufacturer in the EV range, but they are slightly different from rest manufacturers.
Rivian, an electric vehicle manufacturer, established in America, 2009. The Automaker recently unveiled their flagship vehicle R1T – World’s First Electric Pickup Truck. According to the company’s executives, Rivian R1T is the world’s first semi-autonomous pickup truck designed for adventure and urban driving. You know what! I am just curious to know more about World’s first EV pickup truck. Let’s skip…
Highlights Of Rivian R1T (Electric Pickup Truck)
- Up to 400+ Miles of range
- Quad-Motor System
- Does 0-60 mph in 3 Seconds
- Top speed of 125 mph/201 kmph
- Wading depth up to 3 Feet
- Maximum payload up to 800kg*
- Capable of towing up to 5,000 kg*
Features Of Rivian R1T
The manufacturer has researched a lot and noted all possible things that a minimal user would ever need. Let me allow you to explain all of them bit-by-bit.
1. 3 UCB-C, 3 110V outlets, Air Compressor & Gear Guard
The off-roader comes equipped with plenty of power stations. You get 3 UCB-C and 3 110V outlets that always keep you going. Owners also get a built-in-air compressor which would be helpful in your adventure touring.
2. R1T Liftgate & Truck Bed
Owners get all-electric assist liftgate and truck bed. What does it mean? This means that you can open/close both of them with the touch of a button. Depending on your feasibility, you can open the liftgate either in 90-degree or 180-degree angle.
Another example of innovation, the pickup is capable to deploy or retract its bed covering, which protects your cargo and equipment from different situations during off-roading.
3. Ventless HVAC
The EV pickup doesn’t get normal AC vents. Yes, you heard right. The off-roader comes equipped with a fully-automated “Ambient AC” system.
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4. R1T Gear Tunnel
Let me ask you a question.
Do you feel a lack of space in your current car? If your answer is a YES then this manufacturer has come up with a solution.
R1T owners get a special “Gear Tunnel” a storage space that covers the entire width of the pickup truck. This truck is wide enough to store your adventure accessories.
5. Full Touch Screen Infotainment System
With R1T, you would be able to enjoy the silence of all-electric pickup truck. You get a big touchscreen in the centre. That’s not all, you get a small 6.8-inch touchscreen at the centre back, which allows passengers to change music and temperature, to name a few.
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6. A Hidden Flashlight
This is a handy feature for all adventure lovers. R1T comes fitted with a flashlight into the front door’s frame.
7. R1T Quad-Drive System
The electric pickup comes with advance Quad-Drive. This system enables the car to counter different challenges during off-on road.
8. Good Space With Premium Materials
Interior is quite pleasing in R1T. You get a roomy cabin space with a nice touch of natural elements. The manufacturer has used ultra-premium and roughed material that would be helpful during the adventure and daily use.
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Rivian R1T Exterior
I am pretty sure that you haven’t seen a pickup SUV like this yet. Am I right? At the front, you get an iconic signature “stadium” headlights with a daytime running light that goes to the entire width of Rivian R1T.
Space would not be an issue for you as the R1T gets you three major storage compartments. You get a very large front and rear trunk space with a gear tunnel.
At the side, there is
At last, The R1T stands offer high ground clearance all thanks to the Rivian’s unique skateboard platform.
Rivian R1T Interior
Step inside, you won’t forget this experience. What do you get?
Well, this is a long list.
You get amazing leather upholstery, incredible attention to detail work. Yes, there is a gigantic screen to control tons of features of this futuristic truck.
Everything you see inside is inspired by nature and adventure, which means you get wood as a structural element in various parts of the dashboards. That’s not all, everything is rigid and rough in nature so that they won’t get scratched easily.
PS: Expect the touchscreen.
Moving to the connectivity, just like Tesla, Rivian Motors has designed their own connected car platform that allows users to stay connected with the cloud and get the latest upgrades with time.
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Some of these latest upgrades include Music, Maps, Navigation and other adventure related things.
Rivian R1T Safety Features
Adventure comes along with safety. Rivian has taken Safety to the next level. The electric pickup truck has IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus and NHTSA 5-Star ratings. That’s not all, the list continues and includes 8 airbags and a suite of self-driving sensors.
Rivian R1T Specifications
| Max. Power O||750 hp|
| Max. Torque O||14,000 Nm|
|Max. Miles Range||250-400* miles|
| Max. P||800 kg/1,763 lbs|
|Max. Towing Capacity||5,000 kg/11,023 lbs|
Rivin R1T runs on four 147 kW motors that come fitted on each wheel. It comes with three power (Input to gearbox) output options – 300 kW, 562 kW and a more powerful 522 kW unit. Talking of variants, the 300 kW unit has 560 Nm of torque and has a range of more than 230 miles. Whereas, remaining units develops 1,120 Nm of torque with a different range. The 562 kW is capable to cover 300+ miles, while 522 kW does 400+ miles in a single charge.
Rivian R1T Top Speed & Performance
|0-60 mph||3 seconds|
|0-100 mph||7 seconds|
Power is sent to all wheels via an automatic gearbox. According to the Rivian, the EV pickup can go 0-60 mph in just 3 seconds and 0-100 comes up in less than 7 seconds. The R1T has a top speed of 125 mph which is adequate for an electric pickup truck.
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Rivian R1T Dimensions & Measurements
|Overall Length (mm)||5,475 mm|
|Wheelbase (mm)||3,450 mm|
|Track Width (mm)||1,710 mm|
|Overall Width – M||2,015 mm|
|Overall Hheight (curb) (mm)||1,815 mm|
|kneel/ Park Ground Clearance (mm)||200 mm|
|Aero/Stand Curb Mode Ground Clearance (mm)||240 mm/280 mm|
|Off-Road Ground Clearance (mm)||360 mm|
|Water Fording Depth (Max) (mm)||1 m|
So, what is a Skateboard platform?
Skateboard platform is a foundation of the vehicle that efficiently packages the gigantic battery, drive train, suspension, brakes, thermal control system, to name a few. According to the manufacturer, this is one of a kind architecture that gives the vehicle good support in term of performance and stability.
Yes, this does offer a semi-autonomous drive. The Automaker has designed their own equipment and algorithms that include HD cameras, radar, various sensors and a name of few. All this equipment helped to make R1T a semi-autonomous vehicle of “Level 3”.
R1T Price & Expected Delivery
R1T starts at $61,500. Deliveries will begin in mid-2020. You can pre-order World’s first Electric Adventure Vehicle or Pickup Truck for a refundable amount of $1,000 Only
You can contact the manufacturer to book your RIT now.