Rivian announced in 2018, long before Tesla Inc’s Cybertruck and General Motors’ Hummer EV, that they are making R1T.
R1T has 754 horsepower and all-wheel drive. The car is not the most practical construction-site hauler, though possible buyers will certainly include a few hardworking ranchers, builders, and outdoor types. The truck bed alone is smaller than that of the Cybertruck, which is 6½ feet long and 57 inches wide. The R1T’s bed is reportedly just 4¼ feet by 50 inches. It will, however, go from zero to 60 mph in the same time as a Porsche 911 does.
The car promises up to 400 miles of driving range.
“We’re seeing customers come out of just about everything,” RJ Scaringe, Rivian’s founder and chief executive officer, informed Bloomberg on December 10. “Of course, [they’re] coming out of pickups, but often—more likely—coming out of SUVs, out of other electric vehicles.”
The automaker aims to go global, with lower-priced, smaller models planned for Europe and China. It also aims to build 41 service centers throughout the U.S. by 2021.