Rivian’s R1-T, First Electric Pickup Truck, Rolls Off The Assembly Line In Rivian’s Normal, IL Plant
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The first production of R1T, an all-electric, battery-powered, light duty pickup truck produced by the American company Rivian, rolled off the assembly line and was delivered to a customer in September, 2021. It is the first mass-produced electric truck for the consumer market. The official EPA range for the Rivian R1T is 314 miles (505 km).
In the video published on Sep. 28, 2021, “2022 Rivian R1T | Review & Road Test“, below:
In the video published on Sep. 28, 2021, “The Worlds first *REAL* Electric Truck! – Everything You Need to Know!“, below:
In this video, we are taking first drive of the Rivian R1T and putting it through the paces in Colorado. Can it handle the trails? The rock crawling? The conditions? Check this video out if you are looking at buying a Rivian R1T, in the video published on Sep. 28, 2021, “Just how good could it be? First drive Rivian R1T“, below:
In the video published on July 21, 2021, “2021 Rivian R1T Pickup – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW (Exterior, Interior, Spacs, Price)“, below:
To learn more about the design and specifications of this electric pickup truck, please refer to the excerpt from wikipedia, in italics, below:
The Rivian R1T is an all-electric, battery-powered, all-wheel drive light duty pickup truck The vehicle features four electric motors, one on each wheel, that combine to produce 800 hp (600 kW) with 900 ft⋅lb (1,200 N⋅m) of torque.
- The front two motors produce 415 hp (309 kW) and 413 ft⋅lb (560 N⋅m) of torque while the rear two motors produce 420 hp (310 kW) and 495 ft⋅lb (671 N⋅m) of torque.
- Balance: 51/49 front-rear weight distribution
- Range: 314 mi (505 km) with the standard 135 kWh battery pack. 400 mi (640 km) with the optional 180 kWh “max pack” (available 2022)
- Battery pack: 7,776 cells[clarification needed] in a nine-module assembly for the 135 kWh battery pack. The Li-ion cells are manufactured by Samsung; battery pack is assembled by Rivian in Normal, Illinois. A flashlight is available on the driver-side door containing a Li-ion cell identical to the cells used in the main battery, bringing the total cell count in the vehicle to 7,777.
- Acceleration: 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) time of 3.0 seconds. Top speed 110 mph (180 km/h)
- Regenerative braking: up to 0.21 g.
- Length: 217.1 in (5.51 m) Width: 81.8 in (2.08 m) (with mirrors folded) Height: 72.1–78.3 in (1.83–1.99 m)
- Gross vehicle weight: 8,532 lb (3,870 kg) at maximum payload of 1,700 lb (770 kg)
- Electrical outlets: dual 15A/120V AC outlets in the cargo bed; single 15A/120V AC outlet in the frunk and another in the gear tunnel.
- Air suspension: 6.5 in (170 mm) wheel travel allows for ride height of 7.9–14.4 in (200–370 mm)
- Hardware readiness for assisted driving: 11 cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors, 5 radar sensors
- Compatible with the Electrify America Plug & Charge standard, the R1T can charge at up to 225 kW at an EA 350kW charging station.
- Interior display size: 12 in (30 cm) driver cluster plus a 15 in (38 cm) main infotainment/navigation/climate/comfort display in the center of dashboard.
The chassis includes braking, suspension, and cooling systems with a battery in the center. Rivian’s relatively-flat, low-center-of-gravity chassis is a typical electric vehicle skateboard, which enables straightforward customization for various body types that might be placed above it.
Rivian has filed for a patent application on a novel tight-turning technique where differential motor torque between the turned front wheels and back wheels is applied.
Storage and towing
The cargo bed is 4.5 ft (1.4 m) long. Its width at the narrowest point, between the wheel wells, is 50 in (1.3 m). Towing capacity is 11,000 lb (4,990 kg), as tested in conditions exceeding 100 °F (38 °C) on a desert road that is specified by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) as the standard for determining a vehicle’s tow rating. The Class V tow hitch is hidden behind a removable panel.
The “frunk” — located where the engine would be in a internal-combustion-engine-powered truck — offers 11 cu ft (0.31 m3) of additional cargo space, and contains 12 V DC outlets, a 15A/120V AC outlet, and a drain.
Another storage compartment is the 13.8 cu ft (0.39 m3) 65 in (1.7 m)-long Gear Tunnel, which runs the width of the truck and can be used for storing sports equipment or a number of available accessories. It also has a 12 V DC outlet and a 15A/120V AC outlet.
The vehicle has an air suspension which allows for 6.5 in (17 cm) of vertical travel — the ground clearance can be as low as 7.9 in (20 cm) or as high as 14.4 in (37 cm). Depending on the wheel configuration, the maximum ground clearance can be even higher, at 14.9 in (38 cm). The wading depth in water is at least 3 ft (91 cm).
Custom drive modes—which adjust the suspension, ride-height, throttle and steering—include “All-Purpose, Sport, Conserve, Tow and Off-Road”, plus sub modes for off-road that include “Rock Crawl and Rally.”
Rivian is offering vehicle options for off roading: a reinforced underbody shield with tow hooks, a “camp kitchen”—two electric cooking elements, a sink, plus 30 pieces of outdoor cooking/dining equipment—that collapses into the R1T gear tunnel, as well as a roof-top tent for three.
A REAL Electric Truck in in production and being delivered, Rivian R1T and I tested it offroad!
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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