Earlier this fall, American automotive technology company Rivian unveiled a 400-mile electric luxury pickup truck at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and it managed to turn plenty of heads in the process.
Dubbed the R1T and stylistically referred to as an “electric adventure vehicle,” specifications for the electric pickup include a monstrous 750 horsepower with a three-second 0-to-60 mph time, along with a 180-kWh battery pack delivering 400-mile range per charge. Other capabilities include the ability to wade in water up to three feet deep, adaptive suspension, and quad-motor torque distribution for rock climbing.
Needless to say, you probably haven’t seen an electric vehicle quite like this before. It certainly seems to be changing the perception when it comes to EVs. It definitely doesn’t look like your average pickup either, that much is for sure.
The R1T will also come equipped with the choice of three battery packs (105 kWh, 135 kWh, and 180 kWh), delivering 230, 300, and 400 miles of range, respectively. In the future, the R1T will also be equipped with Level 3 autonomous capability, which SAE International, an automotive trade organization, defines as conditional automation, where the vehicle “can manage most aspects of driving, including monitoring the environment in the ‘right’ conditions.”
Pricing for the Rivian R1T will hit just shy of $70,000 with a $1,000 deposit before the EV federal tax credit kicks in. Only time will tell if enough consumers out there think that the R1T’s price point — as well as the specs that the truck comes equipped with — makes it a vehicle worth purchasing.