Rivian R1T Quad Motor Large Pack: This is how the electric pick-up drives
Children paint pick-up trucks, the parents sit next door in a library and wait for their test drive. Others have been driving the R1T electric truck for a long time and are looking at the sister model, the R1S, on which a surfboard is transported.
Driving performance at super sports car level
A ride in the Rivian R1T is likely to be a culture shock for anyone who has ever driven a pick-up. Because this 2.7-tonne car drives like an electric sports car: agile, nimble like a rabbit, turning circle like a compact car. And acceleration in sport mode like supercars. Four motors catapult the R1T to almost 100 km/h in three seconds. The electric drive completely takes away the heaviness of the truck.
Everything is digital in the Rivian
And inside: chic, of course fully digital, plenty of space in the second row of seats and, as a highlight, a kind of hatch in front of the rear axle. Entire kitchens of camping accessories disappear into this compartment, which can be opened from both sides. In addition, there is the gigantic frunk under the front hood, which can keep entire refrigerators running thanks to the power supply. “For your beer,” says the Rivian employee and grins. He knows the preferences of US truckers.
Length Width Height
four electric motors, two per axle
max. 224 km in 20 minutes
from $79,500 (net)
The first Rivian have now been delivered to US customers. As with all start-ups, there were delays and financial bottlenecks. Rivian also had to correct prices upwards, in some cases by $12,000. But on the platform that R1T and R1S stand on, Rivian also builds a transporter. And from that has Amazon just ordered 100,000 pieces. That gives financial momentum.