While rivals like the Tesla Cybertruck and the Ford F-150 Lightning are both far from officially hitting the market, the Rivian R1T is convincing everyone that it’s a fantastic electric pickup.
The Rivian R1T is currently the most popular electric pickup model at the moment, because it has officially rolled off the production line and is the focus of many review videos, such as the video below from “Edmunds”. In his review video, the expert at “Edmunds” performed a few interesting tests to help the audience better understand the power of this electric pickup.
“Edmunds” tested an R1T Launch Edition, turning the first version off the Rivian assembly line in Normal, Illinois, USA. It has two electric motors at the front, delivering 415 hp and 560 Nm of torque, and two more electric motors at the rear, delivering 420 hp and 671 hp. In total, this powerful, modern electric pickup has a combined capacity of up to 835 hp and 1,231 Nm of peak torque.
A 135 kWh battery pack is responsible for powering the motors, and while such a large battery pack can provide good range, it also makes the R1T Launch Edition very heavy. In fact, “Edmunds” weighed the vehicle and was “stunned” by the figure of 3,242 kg, a figure larger than any midsize and large pickup truck in the US market. Even so, however, the R1T is still surprisingly fast.
On a straight runway, “Edmunds” recorded an acceleration from 0-96 km/h in 3.5 seconds from a standstill, or 3.3 seconds with 0.3 meters of rolling. The electric pickup then completed the mile (402 meters) drag race in 11.9 seconds and reached a speed of about 176 km / h, matching the electronic maximum speed as the manufacturer had. announced. For comparison, “Edmunds” previously set a 0-96 km/h time of 4.2 seconds with a Ram 1500 TRX, and required 12.7 seconds to complete a quarter mile.
The braking performance of the Rivian R1T is equally impressive. It only needs about 35 meters to slow down from 96 – 0 km/h. This is significantly shorter than the average distance of 41 meters for a mid-range pickup and 45.7 meters for a heavy-duty pickup.
Overall, the Rivian R1T is really an impressive pickup, and does not disappoint expectations. Since its inception, it has consistently received rave reviews from experts, and is a testament to the attractiveness of the promising electric pickup segment.