Here is an interesting new video with the Rivian R1T climbing the Hells Gate in Moab, Utah, which is one of the most challenging off-road trails.
The R1T with the all-terrain tires appears to be able to drive up quite easily thanks to the outstanding electric drive, although it still requires a lot of attention to go at the right angles.
We previously saw the Rivian R1S that also was able to take a steep climb, but this one is more difficult.
Let’s recall that Rivian is the first production electric model on the U.S. market with four electric motors – one per wheel – which provides the ultimate drive. The low center of gravity, thanks to the battery pack installed in the bottom, is also a major factor.
Another important thing in Rivian vehicles is a four-wheel independent suspension, as well as various driving modes, about which you can read more in InsideEVs‘ Tom Moloughney first drive review here.
Gallery: Rivian R1T
Rivian R1T specs:
EPA: 314 miles (505 km) (see details here)
400+ miles (644+ km) version (January 2022)
250+ mile (402+ km) affordable version to follow
- undisclosed battery capacity
2170-type cylindrical cells (7,776), supplied by Samsung SDI
- 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 3.0 seconds
- quad motor, all-wheel drive
- on-board charger: 11.5 kW (AC Level 2); up to 25 miles of range per hour of charge
- DC fast charging: up to 140 miles of range in 20 minutes
- wading depth: 3+ ft (more than 0.91 m)
- towing capacity: up to 11,000 lbs (4990 kg)
|Model||Base Price||Dest. Charge||Tax Credit||Effective Price|
|2022 Rivian R1S (Large pack, 21″)||$70,000*||$7,500||$62,500|
|2022 Rivian R1T (Large pack, 21″)||$67,500*||$7,500||$60,000|
|2022 Rivian R1T (Max pack, 21″)||$77,500*||$7,500||$70,000|
|2022 Rivian R1S (Large pack, 21″)||AWD||135*||316 mi|
|2022 Rivian R1T (Large pack, 21″)||AWD||135*||314 mi|
|2022 Rivian R1T (Max pack, 21″)||AWD||180*||400 mi*|
* estimated/unofficial values
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