Rivian R1S Electric SUV In-Depth & Up-Close: Everything You Need To Know

NOV 30 2018 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 6

Time for more details and images of the Rivian R1S 3-row electric SUV.

EV aficionado and YouTuber Sean Mitchell attended that LA Auto Show this week specifically to focus on the Rivian launch. The new automaker unveiled its R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV in LA just days ago. We recently shared his detailed video about the electric pickup truck. Of all the videos we’ve seen, Sean’s seem to provide some of the best up-close footage. He also has a solid grasp of the details since he’s been following Rivian for some time. Now, he’s shared a similar video showcasing the new automaker’s R1S 3-row electric SUV.

In the coming weeks we should have more information about these new vehicles from Rivian. We were fortunate to have a few team members from InsideEVs in attendance at the company’s special event and on the floor at the LA Auto Show. In addition, we’ll be reaching out to Rivian and CEO RJ Scaringe to set up some future talk time. Until then, enjoy Sean’s in-depth look at the Rivian R1S.

Leave us your thoughts and questions in the comment section below. We’ve been working to provide more insight, clarify information, and answer as many questions as we can. We can use the comments and questions to start a working list for our future visit with the folks at Rivian.

Video Description via Sean Mitchell on YouTube:

Rivian R1S SUV: Everything you need to know

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6 Comments on "Rivian R1S Electric SUV In-Depth & Up-Close: Everything You Need To Know"

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John

It’s interesting how Tesla is really ramping up and squeezing every dime to stay profitable. Tesla being a company that produces thousands of vehicles per week, economy of scale is everything in regards to driving down cost/price. For Rivian to have such a large battery and be able to undercut Tesla’s pricing, I’d be pretty surprised. I’d surely like to see it happen, I just don’t see how.

mxs

They certainly are betting on certain things to happen in the next 2-3 years … just like Tesla has with the Semi and roadster … nothing new here in my opinion. It’s all good, they have to make an educated guess and set a price goal. Whether they achieve it or not will remain to be seen.

TJKR

I heard Rivian is purchasing 2170 cells from 3rd party. They must have some price target baked in to their overall pricing of the vehicle. I hear the going rate for manufacturers for cells is about $150-200 per kwh. Tesla is building them for about $120 now and $100 is not very far away… this is a huge cost advantage that no other car manufacturer has now.

Bill Howland

Well, we’ll see.. His idea of “everything I need to know” is not exactly mine. But I’m sure any investors are asking more pointed questions. If not, then that is probably good for Rivian.

TomArt

Yeah, I’m seriously skeptical about the price, but they have to start somewhere, and they needed to get out into the public eye before production models start rolling off the assembly lines. So, that’s their story so far. We’ll just have to wait for it to unfold, like we did so long ago for the Model S…

…since then, Musk has made a name for himself and the company, and at this point, you don’t doubt what he says they will achieve, you just doubt when he says they will achieve it. We will see what Rivian’s M.O. will be as the R1T reaches production.

K A Cheah

ONLY IF THIS SUV CAN GET A BETTER AERODYNAMICS OWING TO ITS TOO BOXY SHAPE WILL NEED MORE WASTED ENERGY AND POWER PROPELLING IT AND RESULTING IN OVERALL LOWER RANGE ON A SINGLE CHARGE, SO IF IT IS GIVEN A BULLET OR ROUNDED WEDGE SHAPE NOSE LIKE A BULLET TRAIN’S OR PORSCHE’S OR TESLA’S, ITS RANGE AND ACCELERATED SPEED FROM 0-60 MPH COULD RESPECTIVELY BE INCREASED AND TIMING BE SHORTEN MUCH FURTHER COMPARATIVELY TO THIS PRESENT ITERATION SIMPLY & SURELY RIGHT OK?