That’s Rivian’s way of saying Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Like many other automakers, Rivian is also in the Christmas spirit. The automaker used its R1T pickup truck to power 20,000 Christmas lights and make it a ‘lit’ night for families at the Timber Pointe Outdoor Center. Obviously, it caught everyone’s attention. It wasn’t a subtle Christmas ad, say, like Ford’s Griswold ad, but it at least showed off the truck’s potential. If only we knew how long it can power so many lights.

Check Out What The Rivian R1T Can Do With Christmas Lights
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Rivian posted the one-minute video on Twitter with the caption, “Underneath 20,000 lights in the middle of the woods — all powered by a single outlet in the R1T — we invited our families in Normal out to see what we’ve been building. Special thanks to our hosts at Timber Pointe Outdoor Center. Happy holidays everyone.”

You can see folks from all age groups checking out the Rivian pickup truck inside-out. Since we’ve already seen the truck, there are no real spoilers here, but you can see some of the features in action, like the plugs in the truck bed, the opening and closing of the tailgate, equipment from the tunnel, and so on. The headlights and taillights can be seen in action, and if you were curious about how bright they’d be in real-world conditions, well, you can get a hint from here.

Rivian recently revealed the trim levels and pricing of the R1T and the R1S. Here are some notable points about the former:

  • Quad-motor setup
  • 0-60 mph in three seconds in top trim
  • Can rock crawl at 100-percent grade
  • Towing capacity up to 11,000 pounds
  • 300-mile range
  • 15.6-inch touchscreen system
  • An all-glass panoramic roof will be available
  • Four 110-volt and three 12-volt outlets
  • Driver+ driver assistance system will include 11 cameras, five radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors, and a 360-degree field vision
  • Three trims/packages on offer – Explore, Adventure, Launch
  • Starting price - $67,500
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Sidd joined the team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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