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The Rivian R1T is a Midsize Truck Quicker Than The Huracan, But As Off-Road Capable As a Land Rover

Just before its official unveiling at the 2018 LA Auto Show, a new Michigan-based EV company revealed its first vehicle - an electric pickup truck called the Rivian R1T Pickup. I remember the buzz on the Internet when Tesla unveiled its Tesla Semi and that mad roadster some years ago. On one of the photographs, clever Tesla marketing gurus sketched what will become the Tesla Pickup. Well, Rivian beat them to the punch on that one. Or has it?

The company called known as Rivian has been around since 2009 and, while it actually did dwell into supercar making at the very start, rationalization brought the company much closer to the ground. Almost ten years after the story started, Rivian CEO, RJ Scaringe, actually decided to tell the world what the Rivian is all about. You haven’t heard a lot about the company until now, have you?

He revealed its intentions at just the right time - after the company acquired a Mitsubishi factory in Normal, Illinois. That’s the place where this sexy pickup (well, I think it’s kinda strange sexy) will be eventually produced. Obviously, Rivian wanted to present itself with a bit of a bang. Acquiring what once was a Mitsubishi factory is a bit like a bomb, especially when you take into account plans to introduce an electric SUV in a few years. Now, we have a pickup - it is 90-percent production ready and brings enough EV promises for us to pay some real attention to it.

Presenting the R1T before Tesla unveiled its pickup truck may very well be the right move. Rivian wants to cash in on people who are actually interested in this kind of thing. If you don’t know them, don’t worry, they will emerge just like Tesla Model S lovers emerged.

So, what’s the Rivian R1T all about?

 

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Why the Rivian R1T Will Be The Benchmark for All Electric Trucks

Why the Rivian R1T Will Be The Benchmark for All Electric Trucks

The Rivian R1T checks almost all boxes and could very well attain dominance in the electric pickup truck market

The Rivian R1T has taken the pickup truck segment by storm. And, this isn’t an exaggeration. The decade-old startup has managed to bring out a truck that has covered almost all the bases quite well. It’s strong on power (800+ horses), performance (0-60 mph in three seconds), range (400 miles), technology (tank turn, gear guard, etc.), and even towing capacity (11,000 pounds). Even though EVs are the future, a lot of people have still not warmed up to the idea of them for a variety of reasons. The Rivian R1T, however, is that EV you tell those people about and they’ll feel a little more confident about them. Despite there being a plethora of electric trucks in the market now - the Ford F-150 Lightning, the GMC Hummer EV, and the Tesla Cybertruck, to name a few – here’s why the R1T will be the one standing tall.

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Top 10 EVs With The Longest Range In 2022

Top 10 EVs With The Longest Range In 2022

Here’s a list of the top 10 electric cars that offer the longest range in the U.S.

EVs have dawned upon us and have become competent mainstream alternatives to cars with internal combustion engines in the last few years. While their performance was never in doubt, available range has led to some pretty extreme anxiety. The range was one of the major reasons why most folks were skeptical about switching to green cars. But, things are quite different now. Technology is getting better every single day and automakers are able to improve the range of cars like never before. Gone are the days when achieving even 400 miles of range was a distant dream. Today, cars like Lucid Air offer more than 500 miles of range and Tesla more than 400 miles. Concept cars like the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX claim to offer over 600 miles of range. It won’t be too long before that becomes a reality, too. For now, here is a list of EVs that offer the best range in 2022.

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This Refreshing Drag Race By Jason Cammisa Between Four Fast Pickup Trucks Is Nuts!

This Refreshing Drag Race By Jason Cammisa Between Four Fast Pickup Trucks Is Nuts!

The suspects should come as no surprise – Rivian R1T, Ram 1500 TRX, Ford F-150 Raptor, and GMC Syclone!

Jason Cammisa from ‘Hagerty’ brought in four trucks to the drag strip that can be touted as the top performance trucks money can buy. It is a nice mix that involves two modern trucks, one with a sweet legacy and still has a strong fan-following, and another that’s been creating waves across the world. These are the Ram 1500 TRX, the Ford F-150 Raptor, the GMC Syclone, and the Rivian R1T. This isn’t your conventional drag race, and that’s what makes it even more interesting.

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Electric Truck Drag Showdown: Can The GMC Hummer Beat The Rivian R1T?

Electric Truck Drag Showdown: Can The GMC Hummer Beat The Rivian R1T?

The new GMC Hummer and Rivian R1T prove how insanely quick EV trucks are; Tesla Model X Plaid joins the fun as an honorary guest

Throttle House likes to pit some of the latest vehicles against one another, in a series of tests. This usually involves a drag race and this time is no exception. Moreover, many have been waiting to see, which of these new electric pick-up trucks is quicker in a straight line. The GMC Hummer or the Rivian R1T? You would think there’s not a single Tesla in sight, but a Model X Plaid decides to join the fun. Will it school the newcomers?

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Watch The Rivian R1T Show-Off All Its Drive Modes In This Video

Watch The Rivian R1T Show-Off All Its Drive Modes In This Video

This video is the perfect guide on how every drive mode works on the Rivian R1T

The Rivian R1T’s deliveries have officially begun and it has been the talk of the town ever since. The EV has garnered a lot of positive reactions from the auto community, and was even Doug DeMuro’s 2021 Car of the Year’. We have seen it climb mountains in the past and make short work of it, and have even seen it rejoice in the snow. Now, the automaker has uploaded a video that shows its all-round abilities.

Rivian uploaded a video of the R1T on its YouTube channel demonstrating all eight drive modes that are available on the EV. Seems to be quite an all-rounder, doesn’t it?

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Doug DeMuro's 2021 Car Of The Year, Isn't Even A Car

Doug DeMuro’s 2021 Car Of The Year, Isn’t Even A Car

Of the 100 plus cars that Doug checked out last year, there could only be one winner. Any guesses?

Doug DeMuro’s car of the year for 2021 isn’t even a car. Okay, technically it is an automobile. Now, with the EV truck war’s set to commence in a big way, one of the most highly anticipated trucks of them all lived up to all the hype. I am of course talking about the Rivian R1T, that won the 2021 Doug Car Of The Year.

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Best Pickup Trucks Of 2021

Best Pickup Trucks Of 2021

Here’s a list of the five best pickup trucks that you should have in mind if you are in the market for truck-shopping!

Pickup trucks have dominated the American market for the longest time, and this isn’t bound to change anytime soon. There are tens of pickup trucks available today, and unless you are clear with your requirements, you are sure to get confused with what to pick. With electric trucks entering the market, the confusion is only going to intensify. When we sat down to pick the best trucks of 2021, we knew we were in for a trouble given the numerous choices that we have. So, to make it simpler, we decided to go with new that were launched in 2021.

Presenting to you, the five best pickup trucks of 2021. Spoiler alert – two of these are EVs!

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The Rivian R1T Enjoys Snow More Than A Husky Does!

The Rivian R1T Enjoys Snow More Than A Husky Does!

A Rivian R1T was spotted playing in heavy snow in ‘Drift Mode’

Ever since the Rivian R1T was launched, we’ve had our eyes on it. This year, the production version of the truck came out and deliveries began a few months back. We have seen it in action already, but we now have another video where it can be seen having fun in the snow. From the looks of it, the weather seems to be the least bit challenging for the R1T. Is this going to be your latest snowmobile?

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Elon Musk Confirms That The Tesla Cybertruck With Four Electric Motors Is Coming!

Elon Musk Confirms That The Tesla Cybertruck With Four Electric Motors Is Coming!

The four-motor Tesla Cybertruck will even have features like the ‘Tank Turn’ and the ‘Crab Walk’

There were rumors of a quad-motor setup making the cut in the Cybertruck, and the EV czar, Elon Musk, has now confirmed the same. Replying to a tweet, Musk said that a four-motor variant will hit the production line first. What’s more, the truck will also have Tank Turn and Crab modes! Talk about taking the Rivian R1T and the GMC Hummer EV’s most-talked features.

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After Tank Turn, Rivian Now Files Patent For K-Turn

After Tank Turn, Rivian Now Files Patent For K-Turn

This is another maneuverability function that’s similar to the Tank Turn, but seems to be a lot more practical and usable

Rivian took the internet by storm back in the day when it announced a feature that would turn the truck on a dime. Such technology was possible because you have a motor on every wheel which controls them individually. Now, the automaker has milked this hardware some more to come up with something known as a K-turn. In its essence, it is pretty much the same as the Tank Turn, but it isn’t as aggressive and won’t dig a hole if you attempt it on a soft surface.

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Check Out What The Rivian R1T Can Do With Christmas Lights

Check Out What The Rivian R1T Can Do With Christmas Lights

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.

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Rivian Reveals the Trim Levels and Pricing of the R1T and the R1S

Rivian Reveals the Trim Levels and Pricing of the R1T and the R1S

Offered in three iterations each, the R1T starts at $67,500 and the R1S at $70,000

Rivian created a splash when it announced and showcased the R1T pickup truck and the R1T SUV. The products looked stunning, came with some brilliant features and specs, and was touted to be the segment leader with these offerings. We kept getting updates on the products ever since, but Rivian hadn’t officially launched it with all the details. Now, after many years, we have some concrete information. Rivian has announced the packages, pricing, and some more information for both these vehicles. Brace yourselves, folks; it’s finally happening!

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Rivian Shows Off The R1T Pickup Truck's Insane Off-Roading Prowess In A Series Of Short Clips

Rivian Shows Off The R1T Pickup Truck’s Insane Off-Roading Prowess In A Series Of Short Clips

If these clips are an indication of what’s to come, then the R1T’s rivals are in deep trouble

We’ve been seeing Rivian for a very long time now. The truck is covered in-depth by many websites and YouTube channels and we know what to expect from it. On paper, the specs seem pretty good, but we hadn’t seen it on the road other than spying it a couple of times during testing and commercial shoots. But, with so much happening in the truck segment in the last couple of days, the 2021 Ford F-150 and Lordstown Endurance’s launch, and Ram confirming the TRX’s arrival, Rivian decided to hop on the train too.

Rivian released a few short clips of the R1T pickup truck that show its off-roading prowess. With the Tank Turn also in its arsenal, the R1T might be the next big thing in the off-roading truck niche. How about that!

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Rivian R1V and R2X Trademarks Hint at a New Electric Van and Compact Crossover

Rivian R1V and R2X Trademarks Hint at a New Electric Van and Compact Crossover

Rivian could be entering two new segments to expand base and reach out to diverse customers

Rivian is growing at a fast rate despite having a single product on the road to date. The company unveiled the R1T pickup truck and the R1S SUV at the 2018 LA Auto Show and has since become a familiar name in the industry. Rivian also hit the headlines courtesy of investment from two giants – Ford and Amazon.

The R1T and R1S show a lot of promise in theory and we are still some time away from seeing the products in the metal on the streets. Before they could be rolled out, Rivian is already prepping for two more products. MotorTrend reports that the EV automaker has filed for two new names – R1V and R2X – with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Rivian Has a Unique Solution to Cater Specifically to Police Officers

Rivian Has a Unique Solution to Cater Specifically to Police Officers

The patented seats allow the cops to carry guns with utmost ease

We recently heard Indiana Police Department say it’ll update its fleet with Tesla Model 3s. Not to mention, when law enforcement agencies purchase vehicles, it is generally in big numbers. To make sure Tesla doesn’t penetrate deep into this target market and bags all the potential future orders, Rivian has come up with a solution that is aimed at the convenience of the police officers.

The automaker has developed an unusual design for its seats that makes it comfortable for them to sit and drive around when carrying their guns and weapon gear. Will this be enough to convince the agencies to consider Rivian vehicles to replace their current fleet?

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Rivian Has Found An Unlikely Competitor For Its Tank Turn Feature In The GMC Yukon

Rivian Has Found An Unlikely Competitor For Its Tank Turn Feature In The GMC Yukon

Here’s your order of hot, smoky, small donuts from the house of GMC

Rivian created an uproar when it released a video showcasing the ‘turn on a dime’ feature on the R1T truck. People were expecting Tesla to also to come up with it on the Cybertruck, but that never happened. So, Rivian beating Tesla to it was big news. It was expected that other automakers would come up with it, too, but no one would’ve anticipated GMC to jump in. But now it turns out that GMC decided to integrate the “Hurricane Turn” into the newly launched 2021 Yukon SUV. Ever thought that an internal combustion engine car would be able to do this?

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Just Like the Lamborghini Huracan EVO, the Rivian R1S and R1T Will Come Standard With Amazon Alexa

Just Like the Lamborghini Huracan EVO, the Rivian R1S and R1T Will Come Standard With Amazon Alexa

Amazon is making a lot of new friends in the auto world

Amazon has seamlessly slipped into the automotive sector quite successfully. Unlike Sony and Samsung, Amazon is not working on a product directly for now, but it sure has left a strong impression by working with some of the most happening brands of today.

At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show, Lamborghini added Amazon Alexa to its feature list and this was nothing short of an honor for the Seattle-based company. But it doesn’t end here. Now, Rivian has announced that Alexa will be directly integrated into the hardware of the R1T truck and R1S SUV.

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The Rivian R1T Just Put the Tesla Cybertruck to Shame With Tank Turn Capability

The Rivian R1T Just Put the Tesla Cybertruck to Shame With Tank Turn Capability

Rivian’s four-motor setup is paving way for new technologies like this one

Remember when rumors surfaced a few days before the Cybertruck’s launch that it would be able to turn 360-degrees like a tank? Although Tesla didn’t bring the feature, it sure sowed the seeds into the minds of the competition. It became a hot topic and Rivian decided to capitalize on it. The American startup recently revealed a video wherein its R1T pickup truck can be seen turning on a dime! This is a hell lot more than just a marketing ploy or a gimmick. Point – Rivian.

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The Rivian R1T Was Spotted During a Commercial Shoot in Canada

The Rivian R1T Was Spotted During a Commercial Shoot in Canada

It looks like Rivian is creating its own buzz and trying to gatecrash Tesla’s party

Rivian’s pickup truck, the R1T, was spotted during commercial filming in Canada. The R1T was seen driving around completely undisguised, giving the residents and onlookers a preview of one of the most exciting vehicles coming to the market in the near future.

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Someone Caught the Rivian R1T Testing in Argentina - Here's Your First Look!

Someone Caught the Rivian R1T Testing in Argentina - Here’s Your First Look!

We are excited to see the truck in the real world, but a number of minor changes have dampened our spirits somehow

We’ve seen the Rivian R1T during various events and we are mighty impressed with what RJ Scaringe, the CEO, has managed to come up for it. Rivian has released trailers and pictures of the pickup truck and it sure looks great. However, it was never really spied or seen on the roads to get an idea of what it looks like in real-world conditions; after all, things can be deceiving when viewed under shiny lights. But the truck was recently spotted testing in Argentina and we have to say, it does not disappoint.

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The Rivian R1T Isn't Only An EV - It's A Zero-Emission Camper Too

The Rivian R1T Isn’t Only An EV - It’s A Zero-Emission Camper Too

"Hi! We are Rivian, and we send the competition into oblivion"

This is more of a statement from Rivian than an announcement. The company has made it quite clear that it has the stomach to take on the biggest, baddest bully in the market - Tesla - head-on. Even though Tesla enjoys a better brand recall, Rivian has taken an alternate path to become a household name in the EV adventure lifestyle segment. The startup from Michigan has been promoting its Rivian R1T truck as an EV camper now. Seeing the photos on the company’s social media, we must say it looks exciting.

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The Rivian R1T Will Be Offered With a Pull-Out What?!?!?!?!?

The Rivian R1T Will Be Offered With a Pull-Out What?!?!?!?!?

All it now needs is a bedroom, a bathroom, and a lawn, to become a perfect home!

The war between Tesla and Rivian is heating up, and the companies are thinking out of the box to make sure they stay ahead. Although Tesla took a giant leap by announcing that its truck will be priced "well under $50,000", it is Rivian’s R1T that has made the news. Rivian recently revealed a specialized kitchen set for the R1T electric truck at the Overland Expo West in Flagstaff Arizona. The way it has created a storm amongst the netizens, I wouldn’t be surprised if the next episode of Masterchef features the Rivian R1T kitchens in an outdoor location where the contestants cook for a bunch of enthusiasts. If Masterchef and Rivian execs are reading this, do note that TopSpeed writers are available to be a part of it!

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The Rivian R1T-Based Camper Is Way Cooler Than the Pickup

The Rivian R1T-Based Camper Is Way Cooler Than the Pickup

Sure, a pickup might come in handy for the farmer, but a camper based on that pickup would suit every traveler

By now, you should know who Rivian is and what are the company’s ambitions. However, if word about Rivian has reached your ears a tad later, all you need to keep in mind for now is that the brand offers an all-electric pickup truck called R1T and SUV named R1S. Here, however, we’ll deal with the former’s latest interpretation.

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You Won't Believe How Historically Large the Rivian R1T's Battery Pack Will Be

You Won’t Believe How Historically Large the Rivian R1T’s Battery Pack Will Be

There are still concerns on how Rivian plans to develop its battery packs, but you can’t deny the company’s ambition

Electric vehicle start-up company Rivian made waves last year when it unveiled the Rivian R1T all-electric pickup and the R1S all-electric SUV. Today, Rivian is back in the news after revealing the 180 kWh battery pack it plans to use for both of its electric models. In so many words, this battery pack is huge. It’s so big that it’s been labeled the largest automotive battery pack…ever. The makeup of this battery pack includes a staggering 7,776 individual cells, and, according to Rivian, it should be able to offer a range of 410 miles, an extraordinary figure for any electric vehicle, let alone for a pickup and an SUV that are expected to be as large as they are heavy. In addition to the 180 kWh battery pack, Rivian is also developing a 105 kWh battery pack and a 135 kWh battery pack in what can only be described as a full-on flex to the entire industry.

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2020 Rivian R1T Pickup

2020 Rivian R1T Pickup

The Rivian R1T is a Midsize Truck Quicker Than The Huracan, But As Off-Road Capable As a Land Rover

Just before its official unveiling at the 2018 LA Auto Show, a new Michigan-based EV company revealed its first vehicle - an electric pickup truck called the Rivian R1T Pickup. I remember the buzz on the Internet when Tesla unveiled its Tesla Semi and that mad roadster some years ago. On one of the photographs, clever Tesla marketing gurus sketched what will become the Tesla Pickup. Well, Rivian beat them to the punch on that one. Or has it?

The company called known as Rivian has been around since 2009 and, while it actually did dwell into supercar making at the very start, rationalization brought the company much closer to the ground. Almost ten years after the story started, Rivian CEO, RJ Scaringe, actually decided to tell the world what the Rivian is all about. You haven’t heard a lot about the company until now, have you?

He revealed its intentions at just the right time - after the company acquired a Mitsubishi factory in Normal, Illinois. That’s the place where this sexy pickup (well, I think it’s kinda strange sexy) will be eventually produced. Obviously, Rivian wanted to present itself with a bit of a bang. Acquiring what once was a Mitsubishi factory is a bit like a bomb, especially when you take into account plans to introduce an electric SUV in a few years. Now, we have a pickup - it is 90-percent production ready and brings enough EV promises for us to pay some real attention to it.

Presenting the R1T before Tesla unveiled its pickup truck may very well be the right move. Rivian wants to cash in on people who are actually interested in this kind of thing. If you don’t know them, don’t worry, they will emerge just like Tesla Model S lovers emerged.

So, what’s the Rivian R1T all about?

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Rivian R1T Flexes Its Muscle With Eye-Popping Towing Capacity

Rivian R1T Flexes Its Muscle With Eye-Popping Towing Capacity

This all-electric pickup can tow with the best ones in the market today

The 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show will play host to a hot number of vehicles. Models like the all-new Porsche 992 911 will get most of the attention, but don’t dismiss a show-stopping piece like the Rivian R1T. The all-electric pickup truck comes to us by way of auto tech company Rivian, which started out in 2009 as a firm that developed products and services related to sustainable transportation. Almost a decade since its inception, Rivian finally had something to show for its decade-long plan to introduce an all-electric pickup to the market. Sure, the R1T is new to the all-electric vehicle scene, but it’s making up for lost time with an impressive array of features, none more surprising than a towing capacity that would put a lot of today’s incumbent pickups to shame.

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The 2020 Rivian R1T Electric Truck Middle Fingers Tesla with a 3-Second Sprint to 60 mph and 400 Mile Range

The 2020 Rivian R1T Electric Truck Middle Fingers Tesla with a 3-Second Sprint to 60 mph and 400 Mile Range

An SUV is coming as well

Tesla might have already announced an all-electric pickup truck, but the folks from Rivian just took the spotlight and launched a production version of its own vehicle ahead of the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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