Rivian showed an electric pickup with “tank mode”December 26, 2019
Electric pickups of the American startup Rivian, equipped with four independent motors, are able to rotate 360 degrees in place
The American startup Rivian has published a video showing the operation of the “tank rotation” mode on the RT1 electric pickup. The car can rotate 360 degrees in place without moving either forward or backward.
On each wheel, one electric motor is installed, capable of working completely independently of the others. Thanks to this, the wheels on each of the axles can rotate in different directions, which provides the big pickup with incredible maneuverability both on a normal track and off-road.
The company Rivian became widely known at the end of 2018, when the Americans showed their first development – pickup RT1. He received an independent double wishbones front suspension and multi-link rear, as well as pneumatic adaptive shock absorbers, thanks to which the ground clearance varies in the range from 200 to 340 mm. In a top-end configuration with 180 kWh batteries, the total output of four units is 765 liters. from. and 1120 Nm of torque.
Subsequently, Rivian showed another of its development – a large seven-seater SUV RS1, which received units with similar characteristics. Rivian electric pickups and SUVs will be able to recharge each other’s batteries using a special cable.
In April 2019, it became known that Ford was investing $ 500 million in Rivian. The agreement provides for the joint development of next-generation batteries, as well as the creation of “brand new” electric models, which are not yet available.
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