When it was first shown to the public in 2018, the Rivian R1T made a lot of people wonder if it would be able to do such a big job. Rivian gave a good presentation, and the car looked like it came right out of the future.
People were sceptical about how all of this could work, and even if it did, they weren’t sure if the Rivian R1T would be just as good on the road. Now that we’re in the present, things are looking good. These are the most popular Trucks in the US right now.
The R1T will come out in January of 2021. The truck will be made for the first time in June of 2021. There couldn’t have been more buzz about it. But is it as good as everyone says?
Under the hood, Rivian’s R1T is an all-electric truck that looks different from other electric trucks in the United States. If you like to drive on the highway, this truck does a great job of giving you a comfortable ride. But as soon as you take it off-road, it turns into a beast. Once it’s available to everyone, you can give it a try and decide for yourself how good it is. While you wait, watch this R1T video on YouTube:
The wheelbase of the truck is 135.8 inches, and it is 217.1 inches long. It also has a bigger footprint than the Ford Ranger, which is a popular gas-powered truck.
Still, it’s not as big as the Ford F150, which was our first choice. If we wanted to give you a good idea of how big it is, we could compare it to the Jeep Gladiator.
So, if you want to know if the R1T would fit in your garage, just look to see if the Gladiator could get in there without any trouble.
The Rivian R1T comes with three different battery options. The largest is a 180-kilowatt-hour battery that lets you drive about 400 miles on a single charge. The smaller one has a capacity of 135 kWh and can go about 300 miles per charge, which is also pretty good. But if you don’t plan to use your R1T much, you can get the base model, which is said to have an even smaller battery pack and will probably come out in January of next year. Find out what the different types of EV batteries are.
The R1T has a side-by-side axle on each wheel, which is an interesting feature. Depending on your model, these axles could be powered by two or four motors. For the top-of-the-line model, each motor will send power to each wheel separately. This will give the car a respectable 754 horsepower and 826 lb-ft of torque.
The Tank Turn option is an extra thing you can do with the Rivian R1T if you want to. Watch the video below to find out how great it is:
So if someone makes fun of you for driving an electric truck, all you have to do is push a button. It’s still being tested, but hopefully the more powerful models that come out in the second half of next year will have it. This is a great trick for a party.
If you count the spare wheels (which we don’t think you’ll need), the truck weighs 5886 pounds.
As the truck’s tyres are so tough that even after a long time off-roading, there aren’t many chances of getting a flat. Adding a floor jack and toolbox to the original weight adds 600 lbs. This extra weight also comes from a few extra spare parts, a 5-liter water can, a rubber rope, and enough camping gear for two people that are all set on the recovery board. Not much out of the ordinary, but there is something exciting to look forward to.
The R1T has five different ride heights and can stay up to 14.5 inches off the ground. Its angle of approach is about 34.8 degrees, its angle of departure is about 29.3 degrees, and its angle of breakover is about 25.7 degrees. Don’t worry if it’s too complicated. It just means that your beast of a pickup truck can go up crazy steep roads without much trouble.
And if you’re wondering how this compares to the rest of the competition, the R1height T’s adjustments are way better and have more geometry than a Ford F150 Raptor or even the new Ram 1500 TRX. People often say that the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon is the best off-road pickup. The breakover angles are better than those of the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon. Still, the road debris can damage the underside of the vehicle, so you have to be careful no matter how high you are.
The traditional powertrain has been removed from the underbody to give you more space. This means that there is a huge amount of storage space in the underbelly, but you have to be careful not to be too flashy on the off-roads. The bed is also only 4.5 feet long, but the trunk has a huge 11.1 cubic feet of space, which is more than enough for sleeping bags, pillows, robes, and even a couple of winter jackets. It even has room for a second Maxtrax or even your own bags.
Another cool thing about this is that on both sides, there are tunnel doors that can be used as seats when they are flipped down. You can also use it as a step to get to the bed or the roof rack, which is very cool and might be your next favourite thing about the R1T.
The vehicle has a lot of torque, and the suspension system of the truck makes it easy to stay on top of the sand. This is most noticeable when riding the vehicle at the highest level, level 4. The car still feels like it’s on a flat road when you drive it.
Rivian has also improved in terms of power and new ideas. The Mobile Energy command is something that comes with the R1T semi-truck. The mode lets you charge your truck at speeds of up to 130 kW, which is three times faster than almost any other charging station. This means that you can charge up to 80% of the Rivian in about 30 minutes. However, it takes a long time to fully charge, just like every other battery, so the last 20% might take a while.
Overall, you might have to wait an hour or so for the battery to fully charge, but if you can drive 300 miles on a single charge, an hour isn’t much to complain about.
Rivian also plans to release something called the Rivian Adventure Network, which is its own charging infrastructure. So, if you want to find an AC charging station while you’re off the beaten path in places like Pismo Beach or Barstow, California, Las Vegas, or Nevada, all you have to do is search for a charging location on plugshare.com.
The Rivian R1T has another cool feature: you can do something called a “tow charge.” If your truck runs out of power, you can just have it pulled by another vehicle and share some of the energy from that truck back into your battery. This will give you enough power to get to a charging station. This is pretty cool.
To come to the conclusion that the Rivian R1T has a lot of good qualities and is a game-changer. There is still some work to do before the 48 comes out next year, but it doesn’t look like the truck has any major problems before it comes out.
The base models of the R1T will be available as early as January 2021, and the more powerful versions will be made starting in June 2021. For now, we can say with confidence that the Rivian R1T is worth all the attention it is getting.