Rivian Showcases Capabilities Of R1T Pick-Up Truck During Arizona Tests

Shloke Sarkar

Rivian Motors, the Amazon-backed American electric vehicle manufacturer recently reconfirmed that deliveries for its electric pickup truck would commence in June of 2021.

Ahead of this, the company has showcased the upcoming pickup’s off-roading skills and just how capable it is, despite being an EV.

What Sets The Rivian R1T Apart?

The Rivian R1T is a unique car since it promises to be less harmful to the planet in comparison to the regular fuel-guzzling off-roader, but, despite this change, it might just be as capable as an internal combustion engine based off-roader.

As is shown in a new video shared by the company’s founder, it can be seen that the quite anticipated EV was undergoing an off-road test in Arizona.

In the video, we can see that the Rivian R1T will not have any issues keeping up with its ICE counterparts and, in some areas might even beat them out.

The test showcased the R1T prototype being tested in all kinds of conditions, from extreme heat and cold to off-road trails to crash tests and even laboratory-based tests.

For those of you wondering, the Rivian R1T Launch Edition deliveries will commence in June, whilst the Adventure and Explore variants will start getting delivered from January of 2022.

Post the introduction of the R1T electric pickup truck, the EV based startup also intends to launch the R1s electric SUV.

The launch edition of the R1s SUV will start getting delivered in August of 2021, while the Explore and Adventure editions will start getting delivered from January of 2022.

The Rivian R1T is powered by a sizable 135kWh battery pack that is capable of producing 754 hp of power and 826 lb-ft of torque. Post-launch, the Rivian R1T is expected to lock horns with the Tesla Cybertruck and even to Ford F-Series models as well.

Also Read: Tesla Drops To 16th Place, Mazda Takes Top Step in Customer Reports’ Rankings

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