Everything Rivian R1T Drivers Need to Know About Charging an Electric Vehicle
The Rivian R1T is the world’s first all-electric pickup truck. Rivian Automotive, the innovative American startup, describes the R1T as an adventure vehicle—and for good reasons. The truck comes standard with all-wheel drive and an adjustable air suspension that lifts the body eight to 14 inches over roadway obstacles. R1T drivers can select from eight different driving modes, including Off-Road Rock Crawl and Off-Road Drift.
The R1T uses four independent electric motors—one at each wheel. The combined quadruple output delivers a whopping 835 horsepower and 908 pound-feet of torque. The unique four-motor design also allows the R1T pickup to do an unusual trick called a “Tank Turn”. Motors at the opposing wheels spin in different directions, so the truck rotates in a circle. The more practical use of the unconventional powertrain is rapid acceleration up to 60 miles per hour in about three seconds and a towing capacity of 11,000 pounds.
The R1T starts at $68,145 and jumps to $74,145 for the well-equipped Adventure and Launch edition. An additional $10,000 pays for the biggest battery pack option - the 400-mile, 180-kilowatt-hour battery pack.