Everything Rivian R1S Drivers Need to Know About Charging an Electric Vehicle
The Rivian R1S is an all-electric, luxury SUV with impressive off-road capabilities. Reviewers compare the battery-powered R1S to upscale gas-engine models like the Range Rover and the Mercedes-Benz G Wagon. The closest competitor among electric vehicles is the spacious Tesla Model X SUV.
The first R1S that goes on sale will be the $75,000 Launch Edition equipped with a 135-kWh battery pack that provides an estimated 316 miles of range. When production of the R1S is in full swing, there will be two other battery options—a smaller, affordable battery granting about 230 miles of range as well as a pricier 400-mile version.
R1S models with the two smaller packs will be available in a five-seat configuration—or as a seven-seater for family duties. However, the big-battery R1S variant will come only as a five-seater.
Like Rivian Automotive’s first vehicle, the R1T pickup truck, the company’s SUV combines comfort, off-road prowess, and sportscar-like acceleration and handling. Zero-to-60 acceleration happens in about three seconds when equipped with a high-performance setup. Meanwhile, the all-wheel-drive R1S can rise for 14.9 inches of ground clearance, crawl near-vertical rock grades, and safely wade through three feet of water. Its towing capacity is 7,700 pounds.
For more common daily commuting, the R1S is a comfortable and spacious sport utility vehicle. It boasts a refined interior cabin featuring wood trim, leather seats, and two large touchscreen displays.