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.
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."
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.
Watch as this Tesla Model 3 almost gets rolled with coal by a hater in a diesel Ram pickup truck. The smart Model 3 driver (in the ultra-quick Performance version of the Model 3) avoids most of the mess and stench by slamming the go pedal and flying on by. Watch the video here.