Is there anything that truly remains unknown?
The pieces of the Rivian R1T truck puzzle are mostly all in place now, so let’s have a look at what’s known.
Outside of perhaps the Tesla Model Y and the Tesla truck, the Rivian pickup is perhaps the most anticipated upcoming electric vehicle.
UPDATE 3: The Rivian R1T can pull off one heck of an impressive tank turn. See it here.
UPDATE 2: Rivian is about to start work on a battery assembly and storage facility. News of this comes via a permit issued:
P.J. Hoerr Inc., Normal, issued permit Oct. 16 for $190,000 battery assembly and cell storage space at Rivian, 100 Rivian Motorway.
UPDATE: This post has been updated to include info on the new blue Rivian R1T
When it was revealed back at the LA Auto Show in late 2018, Rivian burst onto the scene with its R1T. From stealth to mainstream happened literally overnight. Since then, we’ve learn more and more in regards to this slick electric pickup truck, so below we’ve tried to include all of the major details on the R1T.
Unlike the promised $50,000 Tesla truck, Rivian seems to be way more realistic here.
In regards to pricing, the Rivian R1T comes in a few different flavors, so the price tag will vary quite considerably. Additionally, no options list (which we expect to be extensive) has been released as of yet, so we really can’t fully say what a maxed out R1T will cost.
However, Rivian targets a starting price of $69,000 for the base version of the R1T, but the automaker notes that top-level versions will be sold first and we suspect those will go for well over $100,000.
Performance And Specs
The Tesla truck’s goal might be to make the Ram seem toy-like, but the Rivian R1T may well outperform the Tesla.
The easiest way to show the R1T’s impressive specs is via the graphic above. It’s all right there for simple viewing. Loads of power, lots of range and big batteries.
Don’t forget though, the Rivian R1T is a tank-turning beast too.