This week the Rivian R1T takes center stage, followed by some dirty truck drivers doing wrong.
Electric pickup trucks are a super hot segment these days with the Tesla Truck, Rivian R1T, Atlis XT pickup Ford F-150 and now even a Fisker pickup leading the charge. Let's check out some news highlights this past week in the world of electric trucks.
It was a rather busy week in the world of electric trucks. InsideEVs posted on some new colors on the Rivian R1T, as well as some outdoor trucking adventures. Additionally, a few other trucking highlights made the news. And who can forget last week when we revealed everything we know about the Tesla truck and the Rivian R1T.
Let's check out some of this week's news highlights related to electric trucks.
We recently shared with you everything we know about the Rivian R1T. One thing we don't know is which colors the automaker plans to offer. Thankfully, Joshua from drivabledesigns.com has come through with some ideas. He gives us a first look at what the R1T may look like in various colors.
"I made these modifications to a Rivian R1T pickup using a drawing app. I made the colors of the truck and two special versions of the vehicle, the Rivian R1T Stealth Truck, and the Rivian R1T Adventure Truck. These are not official production options on the truck, just renderings of awesome versions of the truck. The R1T Stealth Truck is all black and gray, even the bottom part of the truck that is originally silver is now black. The Adventure Truck is white with a large trailer connected to the rear. The truck also has a LED light bar on the roof of the truck. The R1T colors are Blue, Yellow, Olive Brown, Purple, Brown, Navy Blue, Green, Red, Gray, Black, and White. Go to drivabledesigns.com to read the full article on the R1T."
The reveal of the Tesla pickup truck (possibly called the Model B) is just a few months away, but ahead of its debut, we present this new render of the Tesla truck via Omar Rosaria who shared the image on Facebook.
This latest render, though a bit less angular than the teaser released by Musk (see below), is probably quite close to what we'll see when Tesla reveals the truck. The traditional Tesla styling cues are mostly all in place and we rather enjoy the look of this truck.
While Rivian's vehicles are sure to be highly capable in many ways, the automaker is also touting the lineup's utility and versatility. If you're not familiar, the R1T has a unique "gear tunnel," which has multiple uses.
Rivian has demonstrated a fully functional, pull-out kitchen that fits into the tunnel and will be a fantastic asset to people who enjoy camping. At first, we thought this might just be a gimmick, but the automaker has clarified that the optional add-on will be available for purchase. To top it off, a tent fits right in the electric truck's bed.
This may be the most dangerous example of coal-rolling we've ever seen. Not only does the Ram driver pilot his truck erratically by cutting in and out of traffic and possibly speeding, but also the truck spews such thick smoke that drivers (not only the one in the Tesla) are momentarily blinded from seeing the road ahead.
Coal-rolling is both highly dangerous and illegal, yet it still happens constantly. Let's hope that these Teslas (equipped with built-in dashcams) help to catch the offenders and put an end to this pointless act.
While it's not so blatantly obvious as that crazy Ram truck driver that basically chased a Tesla to roll coal on it, this clip seems to capture a diesel Ford truck that drifts into another lay just to try to belch out some of that nasty smoke on a Tesla.
Highlights from last week's top trucking news below:
Gallery: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck Ram Look-Alike Render Surfaces On Video
The only true unknown is its appearance.
The pieces of the Tesla truck puzzle are falling into place, so let's have a look at what's known.
Over time, mostly via Tesla CEO Elon Musk, we've bit by bit learned more and more details on the Tesla truck, so we think it's now time to highlight everything we know in regards to Tesla's pickup.
Gallery: Rivian R1T Electric Pickup Truck
The pieces of the Rivian R1T truck puzzle are mostly all in place now, so let's have a look at what's known.
When it was revealed back at the LA Auto Show in late 2018, Rivian burst onto the scene with its R1T. From stealth to mainstream happened literally overnight. Since then, we've learn more and more in regards to this slick electric pickup truck, so hit up this link for the major details on the R1T.