American startup Rivian is preparing to bring to market two electric models – pick-up SUV R1T and R1S for the price of 69 thousand dollars. According to new information announced amount is the cost of the “well-equipped cars”, and the starting price tag will be lower. It is expected that the main competitors of these models will be electric cars Tesla, in particular, presented recently Cybertruck for 39,9 thousand dollars.
Representatives of the company said that over 69 thousand dollars, you can order a pickup or SUV in the middle of picking, with a panoramic roof and a battery capacity of 135 kilowatt-hours, which provides a cruising range of 480 kilometers. The baseline in turn is equipped with a battery of 105 kilowatt-hours and travels on a single charge of 370 kilometers. We can assume that this version will cost a few thousand dollars cheaper.
Earlier it was reported that a pickup truck R1T will get the system Turn Tank (“tank turn”), which will allow electric vehicles to turn around on gravel or dirt roads on the spot. Another useful feature that is promised to all models of the brand, it is an opportunity to recharge the batteries from each other.
R1T was presented in Los Angeles in 2018. Then there was the information about the power plant: it consists of four electric motors with a total capacity of 760 horsepower. This ensures that the pickup and acceleration from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in three seconds. A similar unit and put the SUV R1S.
In the Arsenal of Rivian, in addition to the mentioned models, there is also a “crazy” hatchback with a huge ground clearance.