Rivian Automotive is a US based automotive start-up company which took the wraps off the fully electric R1T pick-up truck at the ongoing L.A Auto Show. The Rivian R1T is the company’s first ever electric vehicle and Rivian says that the R1T is ready to cater to the domestic audience for pick-up trucks. The Rivian R1T features 4 electric motors for each wheel making for total power output of 562 kW or roughly about 750 bhp. The Rivian R1T will be available with three battery packs which are 180 kWh, 135 kWh and 105 kWh. The biggest battery pack will offer a range of about 640 kilometres while the 135 kWh will offer 480 kilometres of range and the smallest battery pack of the 105 kWh will give the Rivian R1T SUV a range of 370 kilometres.
All variants of the R1T pick-up truck will have a top speed of 200 kmph and will do the 0-100 kmph sprint in a shade over 5 seconds. Also, the R1T will have a towing capacity of almost 5,000 kg. Inside, the Rivian R1T has a 15.6-inch touchscreen display on the dashboard along with a 12.3-inch instrument console and a 6.8-inch touchscreen at the rear for the rear passengers. It also gets features such as LIDAR, radar, ultrasonic and ‘high-precision’ GPS as well.
Rivian will also offer over-the-air updates in the future which in turn could make the SUV capable of level 3 autonomous driving. The Rivian R1T will also have wading depth of 1,000 mm and has a ground clearance of 360 mm. The approach and departure angles are 34 degrees and 30 degrees respectively and the ramp break-over angle is 26 degrees.
Rivian Automotive says it will start manufacturing the R1T commercially in 2020 but has already started accepting pre-booking orders for an amount of $ 1,000.
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