Rivian Automotive introduced electric pickup R1T

Rivian Automotive introduced electric pickup R1T

November 26, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

760-hp Rivian R1T electric pickup will go into series in 2020

The American startup Rivian Automotive, led by people from McLaren and Harley-Davidson, presented its first model, the electric pickup R1T. The off-road vehicle, whose mass production will begin in 2020, will be offered at a price of $ 61,500.

By its dimensions, the Rivian R1T has surpassed the Mercedes-Benz X-Class: the electric pickup is 135 millimeters longer and 95 meters wider than the “German”. At the same time, its wheelbase is slightly less: 3075 against 3150 millimeters. The ground clearance of the Rivian R1T is 360 millimeters, the depth of the ford is one meter. The entry and exit angles are 34 and 30 degrees, respectively, and the ramp angle is 26 degrees.

Tesla also plans to launch a pickup truck, and even showed an early sketch of the car during the presentation of the Semi tractor. The standard for the pickup will be a twin-engine powerplant, suspension, dynamically adapting to the load, autopilot and swing door of the loading platform.

A unique feature of the Rivian pickup is the 350 liter through-the-bay luggage compartment located between the cab and the cargo platform. Another trunk is located where the engine is located in an ordinary car – under the hood. Its volume is 330 liters. Loading capacity of R1T makes 800 kilograms. In addition, the pickup is able to tow a trailer weighing up to 3,500 kilograms,

Four electric motors drive the Rivian R1T. The total power of the power plant is 760 horsepower and 1120 Nm of torque. From a place up to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) pickup accelerates in three seconds, up to 100 miles per hour (160 kilometers per hour) in less than seven seconds. The power reserve per charge will depend on the battery capacity (105, 135 or 180 kilowatt-hours) and will be from 400 to 640 kilometers.

To protect the battery pack, the bottom of the pickup is reinforced with carbon fiber and Kevlar. The R1T is equipped with an adaptive air suspension, digital dashboard and infotainment system with a touchscreen display.

Assembling a pickup will be adjusted at the former Mitsubishi Motors plant in the city of Normal in Illinois. Last year, Rivian bought it for $ 16 million. The production capacity of the enterprise is 350,000 cars a year. However, the initial plans of Rivian are more modest: by 2025-2026, the company intends to produce 50-60 thousand cars a year.

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