UPDATE: Rivian R1S Electric SUV Keeps On Rolling In Sub-Zero Temps


Off to where the R1S truly shines.

***UPDATE: Rivian has tweeted an update (embedded below) sharing its R1S prototype is handling the -17 F (-27 C) cold just fine. It comes with a fresh pic (above) that gives us an indication of its front light signature at night.

After leaving the ski resort at Aspen, the Rivian R1S electric SUV heads into the backcountry. This is where it’s right at home as an electric adventure vehicle.

Just a few days ago, the Rivian R1S electric SUV was captured on video rolling down the streets of Aspen. This was the first time the public saw the electric SUV in motion.

Joining the R1S in Aspen was the Rivian R1T electric truck. It was on display for several days to the public at the Winter X Games.

That’s all behind us now, but here we see the R1S electric SUV flying down a snow-covered road as it ventures “off to the backcountry.” We suspect it’s headed out for some additional off-road, cold-weather testing, but Rivian doesn’t actually mention this.

What we can see from the image is that the R1S is clearly in motion, moving under its own power. Furthermore, the action shot shows a certain level of speed too. Above all, it’s reassuring to know the R1S is real and it works. It’s not just some silly concept for display. Rather, it’s the real deal.

Both the R1T electric truck and R1S electric SUV are considered adventure vehicles by the automaker. Therefore, each should be in its rightful elements out in the backcountry as seen here.

Head on over to our Rivian R1S InsideEVs sub-forum for more discussion on this electric SUV

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25 Comments on "UPDATE: Rivian R1S Electric SUV Keeps On Rolling In Sub-Zero Temps"

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OMG so ugly.
Come on Rivian, who are your target buyers for this?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Looks awesome.

And the pickup is amazing looking!

I see what you did there. 🙂

Target buyer would be anyone wanting a full size BEV SUV or pickup that can go 200+ miles and has really great performance and a ton of handy features. My attitude is that I can’t see my own vehicle the majority of time (because I’m inside it), so it’s all about the driving experience.

But that’s just me.

As a hobby farmer, I would LOVE it.

Looks better than Preggy S (X)

Best looking SUV I have seen in ages. Distinctive in a good and non electric way

I won’t down vote you because everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I like the way it looks.


Hmmm … 3 out of 58 votes. I guess you are in a clear minority.

I think it’s one of the best looking cars out there

your crazy i would buy this car over anything on the lot today.

Both models look awesome, go Rivian, i hope to see’em hit the market soon!!!

Smart showing the rear end of the car, which is attractive. Dump the goofy lights in front.

I like the front

Yes. This. The emoji front end is silly and not befitting of an $100,000 vehicle.

Personal opinion, of Ford, Chevy, RAM, the front of the Rivian looks the best.

I put down my deposit on the R1S…..can’t wait!!!

Do Not Read Between The Lines

It’s an SUV.
I’m sorry you feel you have to accept their marketing spiel.

Is that lightbar on the front for off road usage only, or is it on whenever the headlights are?

If the latter it needs to go. That’s going to be a major distraction for oncoming drivers.

Good to see it moving though.

Just pics?
Doesn’t that give you kind of a suspicious feeling?

A R1S with the exterior design of the 4runner ’96-’02, would be just awesome

got my order for the R1-T might, need to make that other pre order

I am with someone not he headlamp thingy.. might be distracting to oncoming traffic.. but it’s a couple years away so…

Can’t wait to see few of them on the way to Lake Tahoe in the winter…

I am sure it will be couple years from now.

The square Range Rover Ford Flex shape isnt my cup of tea, I prefer rounded aero shapes. So if only GM would take that Enclave or Equinox of theirs and electrify it! We dont know how reliable and maintainable the Rivian EVs will be. The performance specs rock. But we need to see competitors offerings like the Model Y and GM future products.