Rivian Offering AWD Quad-Motor 750HP Electric Pickup Truck And SUV
November 30th, 2018
Electric vehicles are here to stay. News from the EV world just keeps coming, and these cars aren't just for getting from Point A to Point B anymore. They're becoming snazzier, quicker, and now able to conquer the off-road. The startup company Rivian just announced at the LA Auto Show that they are now offering two off-road all-electric vehicles that are anything but boring - the R1T pickup truck and the R1S SUV. We can bet you'll remember those headlights whether a fan or not.
Both are powered by four motors good for 197bhp each, one for each wheel. Both models make about 750 horsepower and can conquer the 0-60 in 3 seconds. According to the website, this truck can tow up to 5,000 kg (11,000 lbs.), and the SUV can tow up to 3,500 kg (7,700 lbs). The pickup has a "Quad Drive" feature for navigating off-road situations, and both can wade up to 3 feet. Also capable of going 250-400 miles on a single charge.
Rivian is now taking preorders for their R1T truck and R1S sports utility vehicle for fall 2020 delivery. The R1T pickup starts at $69,000 ($61,500 after EV tax credits) while the R1S SUV starts at $72,000 ($65,000).