Removable battery: innovations from Rivian

Removable battery: innovations from Rivian

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Such a removable battery pack, shown in the patent images, will receive The future rivian R1T electric pickup.

The US patent and trademark Office has received an application from Rivian. The automaker wants to register the latest removable battery with the regulatory authority.

It will go to the R1T electric pickup truck, based on a skateboard-type platform. The same architecture went to the SUV Rivian R1S, so it can also count on an innovative battery.

The new battery runs along the width of the platform, guaranteeing the electric motor additional power. It has its own coolant line circuit, and it can generate different amounts of energy – 10 kWh, 15 kWh or 20 kWh.

Unfortunately, it is not reported whether the new battery is ready to enter the series. Although now experts predict that the novelty will attract buyers who want to increase the range of their electric car. In General, the startup Rivian is going to transfer the first two copies of its pickup truck to customers in June 2021. Estimated electric novelty in the Launch Edition version of the GUI at 75 thousand dollars.

In August next year, there will be a more expensive modification of the Launch Edition with a minimum price tag of 77,500 dollars.

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