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Published on November 28th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Rivian R1T pickup truck revealed yesterday morning

This is a full electric pickup truck. Called the R1T and manufactured for the North American buyer, it is offered with several possible battery packs, each with correspondingly longer driving ranges and with varying performance figures.

It starts with 135 kwh and 180 kwh battery packs where 4 motors will each be rated up to 174 horsepower. Just as with Tesla, a lower-priced version with a smaller 105-kwh battery pack and lower 402-horsepower total (combined) motor output will join the lineup in the coming 12 months.

Rivian’s range estimates at this point are more than 300 miles for the 135-kwh, more than 400 miles for the 180-kwh, and 230 miles for the 105-kwh.

There is an awesome 820 pound-feet of torque in models with the larger battery packs and this allows for off-road tasks like climbing up to a 45-degree gradient and this truck can cross 39 inches of water, handle serious off-road trails with the Ranger-like off-road and departure angles.

This pickup has an acceleration time from 0-60 mph in just 3.0 seconds for the 135-kwh model or 3.2 seconds for the 180-kwh model; the 105-kwh will still be able to get to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. Its 100 mph time comes in less than 7 seconds for the 135-kwh version (less than 8 seconds for the 180-kwh), and top speed is rated at 125 mph. So where is the right hand drive version for ASIA?


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