Whereas at Overland Expo West, I stumbled upon the Rivian’s upcoming electrical truck, the R1T. A walkaround was about to be offered to a gathering group so it was good timing. This was my first time seeing the Rivian truck in particular person, and this specific model was decked out in overland gear. It’s spectacular trying with clear traces, large tires and a few cool options geared for the overland fanatic. The corporate has been round since 2009, with a deal with constructing journey autos with zero emissions.
In accordance the presenter, the truck can have as much as a 400 mile vary, from a 180 kW lithium ion battery pack. This specific mannequin from what I gathered was a 135 kW battery. The electrical off-road truck makes use of a CCS cost port and connector, which ought to permit the truck to be quick charged at a rising variety of networks, charged through a 110 AC outlet, and even charged from DC energy, similar to a photo voltaic array.
There’s four electrical motors, one per wheel that collectively create 760 horsepower mixed, but present impartial energy to every wheel. When going downhill, there’s a regenerative system that slows the car down whereas producing extra juice for the battery. Rivian’s electrical truck is able to towing 11,000 lbs and a 1,700 lb payload capability.
Up entrance is a lidar system and the actual car being showcased had a degree 2 autonomous driving system.
The inside has very sturdy and usable supplies. Very simple to wash, and comfy supplies the place you contact issues inside the car.
Rivian Truck Overland Gear
On the occasion, the R1T was set to off-road mode, utilizing air suspension to realize 14 inches of floor clearance throughout the undercarriage.
Within the giant frunk (entrance trunk) is 330 liters of storage, and an outlet which was powering a 12V cooler field.
Contained in the door lives a detachable electrical flashlight powered by a single lithium ion cell. It’s the identical kind of cell that the car battery pack is made from, which is comprised of seven,776 particular person cells for the 135 kW battery.
Rivian Roof Rack
The R1T appears to have a cool roof rack, and the identical rack system was current on the mattress of this truck, supporting a full roof rack tent. All the traditional off-the-shelf merchandise designed to mount on roof racks will interact with Rivian’s racks.
One of many distinctive options on the Rivian, is the pass-thru gear tunnel which runs by means of each side of the car behind the rear door, creating a big storage space. The doorways on both sides additionally act as steps, so you’ll be able to entry the roof rack system.
Rivian Slide-out Kitchen
The R1T at this occasion had an built-in, slide-out kitchen that’s utterly powered by the car’s battery system. A number of the options consists of storage for utensils, pots & pans, an electrical induction range, a fast warmth water pot and a fold-out desk.
We’re trying ahead to seeing extra from Rivian because it will get nearer to rolling out on the streets.