Michigan startup Rivian Automotive, founded by a native of Massachusetts Institute of technology Robert Joseph Stringem in 2009, presented at the motor show in Los Angeles the first electric pickup R1T. The car received four-wheel drive, four motor, one for each wheel, giving him up to 764 horsepower, and can reach a maximum speed of 201 kilometers per hour. The novelty is able to accelerate to” hundreds ” in just 3 seconds.
The range of electric pickup varies from 370 to 640 kilometers. Everything will depend on the selected configuration. On sale will be offered options with a battery for 105, 135 and 180 kilowatt-hours. For example, the same sedan Tesla Model 3 in the maximum configuration is capable of a single battery charge to overcome about 500 kilometers.
For example, the ground clearance of an electric pickup truck is 360 millimeters, the depth of the Ford to be overcome is one meter. The entrance and exit angles are 34 and 30 degrees respectively, the ramp angle is 26 degrees. To protect the batteries located under the bottom of the car, the latter is reinforced with carbon fiber and Kevlar. In addition, the R1T is equipped with an adaptive air suspension, a digital dashboard and an infotainment system with a touch screen.
A unique design feature of the Rivian pickup is a through-Luggage compartment with a capacity of 350 liters. It is located between the cab and the cargo platform. An additional trunk is located where the engine is usually located-under the hood. His modest little volume – 330 litres. The load capacity of R1T is 800 kg. In addition, the pickup is able to tow a trailer weighing up to 3500 kilograms.