Rivian Promotes The Adventurous Spirit Of The R1S And R1T In New York

Electric car startup Rivian has brought along both the R1S SUV and R1T pickup truck to the New York Auto Show.

Eager to show the world that its EVs are unlike the dozens of others that were unveiled in recent months, particularly in China, Rivian is highlighting the adventurous character of its vehicles.

In the built-up to the New York show, Rivian published a series of images of the R1S SUV focused on how well-suited it will be for long journeys. At the show, the R1S car has a pair of bright yellow kayaks fitted to its roof – and while the R1S and R1T are quite some way off before hitting the market, they certainly look the part.

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Both the R1S and R1T will be sold in a number of different configurations. The SUV, for example, will be sold in entry-level guise with a 105 kWh battery pack powering four electric motors that put out 402 hp and 412 lb-ft (560 Nm) of torque. A mid-range R1S will feature a larger, 135 kWh battery pack and a combined 753 hp and 825 lb-ft (1120 Nm), and the range-topping version will have a huge 180 kWh battery pack and is rated at 700 hp and 825 lb-ft (1120 Nm) of torque. Ranges of these models will sit at approximately 240 miles (386 km), 310 miles (498 km), and 410+ miles (659 km) respectively.

The Rivian R1T pickup will likely be offered in the same configurations and, according to a number of recent patents, could be available with numerous modular box systems for the bed.

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  • Bash

    This car/SUV/truck grows on you easily.

  • Howfarr
    • Howfarr

      I know the tune the horn should play:
      ba da da dah da-da-dahhh ba-da da da dah da-dah-dahhh ba-da-da da-da da da dahhhhhhhh

      • Mill0048

        If they make a Ludicrous speed mode like Tesla, they should call it Star Power mode!

  • Smith

    And when you get out into the wilderness, out of the city 300 miles from anywhere, you hope the stars will charge your truck so you can get home, because they forgot to install a supercharger in the woods, 300 miles from anywhere.

    • Sébastien

      do you find gas pump in the woods? far out from anywhere?

      • Matteo Tommasi

        But you can get a tank and save yourself.

        • Enter Ranting

          Or, you can plan ahead.

        • Sébastien

          And once it’s empty?
          Unlike EV, you just need some downhill to recharge a bit, and then any plug and some patience (even foldable PV charger as an extra tank)

    • Sebastien

      Same thoughts. I’m really waiting for a compact/mid PHEV SUV with good range. Best of both worlds.

  • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

    It will be a toppseller in Norway if the price is under 75000 dollar

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