You must have surely heard about Rivian – the company that has has been at the forefront of EV news lately, but here's a little about the company for the ones living under the rock. Just like any other electric car manufacturer, Rivian also started off by stepping into the supercar segment. However, the company played it smart and decided to branch out before it disappeared into oblivion. A decade post its inception, the carmaker came out with a product that will change the way we look at the segment adored by people in the States - pickup trucks. Rivian launched the R1T pickup truck that looked as cool in reality as it does on paper. The other product in its lineup is the Rivian R1S – an SUV with almost similar specs, but in a boxy shape. Both the products are due for a 2020 launch.

Vehicle Types

What is the Cheapest Rivian?

The R1T pickup truck is the cheapest offering from Rivian’s stable as of now. It starts at $69,000. If you compare it to the Tesla pickup truck, which will start under $50,000 according to Elon Musk, it seems to be priced a little premium-like. But it is fairly loaded with stuff like an 15.6-inch touchscreen system that is the biggest we’ve ever seen to date on a production vehicle, a 12.3-inch instrument cluster that displays all relevant data and much more. There is a horizontal hole in the truck which is disguised as a storage space but it actually lies where the gear tunnel would go in a combustion engine. Even the front trunk, or frunk, is fairly large at 11.6-cubic feet.

What is the Sportiest Rivian?


A tough call, but the R1T is the sportiest offering from Rivian, mainly because of its versatility and ruggedness. The R1T is powered by four electric motors - one on each wheel - that produce 197 horsepower each. When working in tandem, the R1T has 788 ponies at its disposal that helps it hit the 60 mph mark from a standstill in 4.9 seconds with the smallest 105-kWh battery pack, 3.2 seconds with the 180-kWh battery (that’s the largest, by the way), and three seconds flat with the 135-kWh pack. The mid-sized battery pack is the fastest because of its weight. Another sporty feature is the adjustable air suspension that can raise the R1T from 7.9 inches to 14.2 inches by the press of a button.

What is the Most Popular Rivian?

The vehicles have not been launched yet, so, it’s tough to comprehend that. But by the sheer curiosity and the liveliness of the segment, it’s got to be the R1T pickup truck. The truck is in a three-way battle with Tesla’s pickup truck and the all-electric Ford F-150 and has created enough hype to keep the enthusiasts on their toes.

What is the Most Expensive Rivian?

The R1S SUV starts at $72,000. It comes with four electric motors placed on each wheel. In its highest capacity, the R1S can cover 410 miles on a single charge with its 180-kWh battery. The quad-motor setup produces a combined output of 700 horses and 826 pound-feet of torque. Mind you, this seven-seater SUV can speed to 60 mph in less than three seconds.

What is the Fastest Rivian?

The official figures for the R1S are not out yet, but the company claims the 0-60 mph sprint is doable in under three seconds. The R1T pickup truck, on the other hand, has different timings depending on the battery capacities. The smallest 105-kWh battery pack truck can sprint to 60 mph from a standstill in 4.9 seconds, the 180-kWh battery-spec in 3.2 seconds, while the 135-kWh battery pack can pull it off in and three seconds flat. Both the vehicles, in all their battery capacities, have the same top speed of 125 mph (200 km/h).

Are Rivian Cars Reliable?

Since the cars are not launched yet, we cannot comment on reliability. But since big shots like Amazon and Ford have stakes in it, we expect it to be rated highly. Time will tell.