UPDATE: The original video for this post was removed from YouTube by its creator. If you'd like to see a Rivian R1T accelerating quickly, check out this post, where it's pitted against a RAM TRX.
The Rivian R1T is an exceptional vehicle, as it's not only the first modern all-electric pickup truck, but also very likely the quickest one on the market.
The stock version is promised to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 3 seconds. It's also the least expensive EV to accelerate so quickly.
In the short video, we can see 0-60 mph (actually up to over 90 mph (145 km/h) acceleration, recorded from the inside.
The video time indicates that 0-60 mph took roughly 3+ seconds, while 0-90 mph was accomplished in about 7 seconds or so. This is sports car territory, but amazingly it's achievable by a pickup truck that's capable of off-road driving - something underlined in the summary of the Doug DeMuro review (see from 15:55).
"This is on the 20” tires in wet climate. So I expect it to be much better in the dry or with all season tires"
About a thousand Rivian R1T were already produced and delivered to customers in the U.S. This year, the company intends to focus on ramping-up production of the version equipped with the Large pack battery (316 miles of EPA range), while the 400-mile version has been postponed by at least a year to 2023.
|Model||Base Price||Dest. Charge||Tax Credit||Effective Price|
|2022 Rivian R1S (Large pack, 21")||$70,000||+$1,075||$7,500||$63,575|
|2022 Rivian R1T (Large pack, 21")||$67,500||+$1,075||$7,500||$61,075|
|2022 Rivian R1S (Large pack, 21")||AWD||135*||316 mi |
|3.0||125 mph |
|2022 Rivian R1T (Large pack, 21")||AWD||135*||314 mi |
|3.0||125 mph |
* estimated/unofficial values