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Automobile Magazine – UK


Rivian R1s Suv and R1t Pick-up Truck…


Dec 23, 2019

Both of these vehicles are all-electric and they come from Rivian, a startup car maker based in the US. Offering something new to the electric car market, the R1S is a seven-seat SUV with chunky looks and more off-roading abilities than the equally large Tesla Model X.

Rivian claims a zero to 60mph time of 3.0 seconds and a 0-100mph time of under seven seconds, meaning it will be properly quick for such a large vehicle. Rivian says it will offer both the SUV and pick-up truck with three battery pack options; 105kWh, 125kWh and 180kWh, with the largest being some 80% bigger than Tesla’s current flagship offering.


Projected range for the three battery packs is over 230 miles, 300 miles and 400 miles respectively, according to Rivian. What’s more, both vehicles will offer Level 3 autonomous driving – for “hands on wheel and eyes off road” driving, the company says – and inside there is a 15.6-inch touchscreen on the dashboard. A second 6.8-inch touchscreen is offered for rear-seat passengers.