Rivian is still a new company in the automotive industry. However, its concepts are threating to break the supremacy of Tesla’s electric vehicles. A leading company in the market is yet to release its statement about the truck. Tesla will definitely speed up the development, especially after the news the 2021 Rivian R1T Electric Pickup Truck is coming out. This vehicle will debut already next year, but production won’t start immediately. Electric drivetrains are going to take over the dominance on the market. But, at this moment, its biggest downside is the price.
On the other hand, the advantages of the all-electric vehicle are numerous. First of all, everything is cleaner. Well, the air, which is the most important. The zero-emission drivetrain is definitely something that will be the future of the automotive industry. Sedans and hatchbacks are already there. Even we can find some SUVs. But, the truck is the most challenging mission. Well, the 2021 Rivian R1T pickup can break the limits and start a kind of revolution. This kind of vehicle must be functional, equipped to work. Electric motors are not capable of hard work yet. But, as the technology moves forward, it will be definitely possible in the foreseeable future.
2021 Rivian R1T Engine and Specifications
There will be few available setups for the 2021 Rivian R1T. However, the company is not unveiling too much stuff about its electric pickup truck. Well, they are bragging about the massive range, especially having in mind the size of this kind of vehicle. According to announces, the R1T will be able to go 400 miles. This is a range a lot smaller vehicles can’t achieve now. On the other hand, plans are not usually becoming reality. However, the expectations of the Rivian pickup truck are very high.
The top model will carry a 180 kWh battery. Definitely, this electric drivetrain will be able to run 400+ miles in a single refill. Recharging will need only two and a half hours for 100 percent, while you can get 80 percent in just 50 minutes. The performance should meet the criteria of a working mule. The pickup truck will have a towing capacity of 11,000 pounds. Quite impressive. Also, the 180 kWh battery will make the R1T pickup truck accelerate 0-60 in just 3 seconds.
We believe there will be smaller batteries available for the 2021 Rivian R1T. The starting offer will come with a range of 250-300 miles and output. These are 105 and 135 kWh electric engines. Top of the range model will create 750 hp and the power goes to all wheels. Of course, Rivian’s autonomous drive is ready to raise the bar to a new level.
Styling and Interior Features
If we had to describe the 2021 Rivian R1T is one word, that would be – futuristic. In two – too futuristic. This truck will bring the latest technologies in the cockpit. But, its exterior will be something we never saw before. Even the latest future concepts can’t match the look of the R1T electric pickup. The LED lighting is everywhere. Tiny light bars going from side to side, up front and at the back. Headlights have a shape of the vertical pill. The LED strip between them will also be an indicator of charging level. Of course, red and green are saying if the battery is empty or full.
Sides of the truck are not so eye-catching. But, the electric truck will have skid plates. Does it mean the 2021 Rivian R1T will be capable for an off-road drive? We didn’t see this coming. However, technology upgrades stun us every year. So, it is not going to be unusual to see electric vehicles capable of off-road adventures.
Of course, the interior is going to be packed with the latest accessories. In two years, who knows what will be popular. The autonomous drive could reach Level 4. Rivian is again challenging Tesla, and true benefit remains for buyers. The prototype of the R1T shows a lot of connectivity options, including few USB ports, Bluetooth, and of course, integration for iPhones and Android smartphones. Rivian app will offer a lot of controls. So, prepare for a new generation of vehicles, in every way.
2021 Rivian R1T Price
As said, competition between the 2021 Rivian R1T and Tesla Pickup Truck will be at buyers’ favor. Not only that fans will have a choice, but prices will be more approachable. The entry-level model with the lightest battery will cost just under $70,000. But, it comes the last, a year after the R1T enters salons. We know that the most powerful one is coming next year, but we don’t have clues about the price. It will probably start with a six-digit cost. Version with a 135 kWh motor will have a price of $90,000. The debut of the R1T electric truck is set for the next year, and we believe it is happening in Detroit. NAIAS will be held on summer starting from 2020.