Here is an interesting new video with the Rivian R1T climbing the Hells Gate in Moab, Utah, which is one of the most challenging off-road trails.

The R1T with the all-terrain tires appears to be able to drive up quite easily thanks to the outstanding electric drive, although it still requires a lot of attention to go at the right angles.

We previously saw the Rivian R1S that also was able to take a steep climb, but this one is more difficult.

Let's recall that Rivian is the first production electric model on the U.S. market with four electric motors - one per wheel - which provides the ultimate drive. The low center of gravity, thanks to the battery pack installed in the bottom, is also a major factor.

Another important thing in Rivian vehicles is a four-wheel independent suspension, as well as various driving modes, about which you can read more in InsideEVs' Tom Moloughney first drive review here.

Gallery: Rivian R1T

Rivian R1T specs:

  • Range:
    314 miles (505 km) (see details here)
    400+ miles (644+ km) version (January 2022)
    250+ mile (402+ km) affordable version to follow
  • undisclosed battery capacity
    2170-type cylindrical cells (7,776), supplied by Samsung SDI
  • 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 3.0 seconds
  • quad motor, all-wheel drive
  • on-board charger: 11.5 kW (AC Level 2); up to 25 miles of range per hour of charge
  • DC fast charging: up to 140 miles of range in 20 minutes
  • wading depth: 3+ ft (more than 0.91 m)
  • towing capacity: up to 11,000 lbs (4990 kg)


Model Base Price Dest. Charge Tax Credit Effective Price
2022 Rivian R1S (Large pack, 21") $70,000*   $7,500 $62,500
2022 Rivian R1T (Large pack, 21") $67,500*   $7,500 $60,000
2022 Rivian R1T (Max pack, 21") $77,500*   $7,500 $70,000


Model Drive Battery
2022 Rivian R1S (Large pack, 21") AWD 135* 316 mi
(508 km)
3.0 125 mph
(201 km/h)
2022 Rivian R1T (Large pack, 21") AWD 135* 314 mi
(505 km)
3.0 125 mph
(201 km/h)
2022 Rivian R1T (Max pack, 21") AWD 180* 400 mi*
(644 km)
3.2 125 mph
(201 km/h)

* estimated/unofficial values

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