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.

For reference, the upcoming Ford F-150 Lightning with Extended Range Battery will do 0-60 mph in mid-4 seconds. The GMC Hummer EV Pickup is also ready for 0-60 mph in 3 seconds.

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

Basic specs

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)

* estimated/unofficial values

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