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Rivian's R1T A 400 Mile Luxury Electric Pickup Truck That Does 0-60 MPH In 3 Seconds

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Rivian's R1T A 400 Mile Luxury Electric Pickup Truck That Does 0-60 MPH In 3 Seconds
US-based automotive startup Rivian has unveiled its first electric vehicle: a five-seater pickup truck called the R1T. Announced on Monday at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the R1T is positioned as a fantasy truck for outdoorsy types, joining the utility of a Ford Ranger or Toyota Tacoma with cutting edge technology. 

Rivian has uncovered the electric pickup it intends to work at a previous Mitsubishi plant in the Land of Lincoln beginning in late 2020.With only 560 employees, the Plymouth, Michigan-based organization purchased a previous Mitsubishi industrial facility in Normal, Illinois a year ago yet has kept itself to a great extent under wraps—up to this point. 

Rivian's R1T A 400 Mile Luxury Electric Pickup Truck That Does 0-60 MPH In 3 Seconds
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Following quite a while of working in the shadows, Rivian is appearing its all-electric pickup truck, the R1T, and additionally itself as an company, today on the world stage. Furthermore, Rivian it can pull this off, it could do for trucks what Tesla did for luxury sedans.

The truck has an "very identifiable face," as per the company’s CEO and founder, RJ Scaringe. The midsize truck includes a conventional pickup shape that is wrapped by smooth contemporary bodywork resounding the technology underneath it. 

Its headlights (and really the whole front end) are signature. Rather than horizontally shaped, the oval headlights are vertical—like you're looking down at two LED-lit up small scale stadiums. They’re connected by a horizontal bar of light extending side to side. 

Rivian's R1T A 400 Mile Luxury Electric Pickup Truck That Does 0-60 MPH In 3 Seconds
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“For us, we wanted a brand identity, something that was immediately and distinctly Rivian,” said Jeff Hammoud, Rivian’s vice president for vehicle design. “The face of the vehicle is really important in terms of brand recognition. That’s one of the fun and exciting challenges we had here. We don’t have history. We are a new brand. How do we create something that communicates our brand?”

The nontraditional front end, without the huge grille seen on inside combustion engine trucks, includes a daytime running light strip over the width of the truck before the hood, separated by a couple of vertical "stadium" headlights. The look is intended to pass on a "friendly but tough" vibe.Its oval headlight clusters and full-width running light giving it an especially science fiction look. 

Rivian's R1T A 400 Mile Luxury Electric Pickup Truck That Does 0-60 MPH In 3 Seconds
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It's striking. What's more, that white bar of light on the front turns green while charging—a progress bar for the world to see. 

“It does want to feel like it's strong, confident, intelligent. It’s not like a traditional truck where you differentiate it with a big, huge grill. We don’t need that. That’s not how we’re going to make our vehicle look tough,” he added.

Rivian's R1T A 400 Mile Luxury Electric Pickup Truck That Does 0-60 MPH In 3 Seconds
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The R1T is based on a "skateboard" suspension that houses the battery pack, drivetrain components, and everything else that influences it to go. 

Rivian's R1T A 400 Mile Luxury Electric Pickup Truck That Does 0-60 MPH In 3 Seconds
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Battery sizes of 105 kWh, 135 kWh and 180 kWh will be offered, which are all bigger than anything accessible on a retail electric vehicle today. Rivian ventures that they will convey scopes of more than 250 miles, 300 miles and 400 miles for each charge,as well as a 0 to 60 miles per hour time of 3.2 seconds separately, and have the capacity to be recharged to the tune of 200 miles worth of power in 30 minutes at public fast charging stations.All three adaptations will be constrained to 125 mph. 

Getting power to the road are four electric motors, one at each wheel. Every one is identical, with a similar power yield and same single-speed gearbox ratio. They're evaluated for 147 kilowatts or 197 horsepower each, which compares to 788 aggregate joined drive and matches Scaringe's case that the truck will have, "about 800 horsepower." 

Rivian's R1T A 400 Mile Luxury Electric Pickup Truck That Does 0-60 MPH In 3 Seconds
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Rivian rates the "power to gearbox" contrastingly for each model: the 105-kWh truck is said to offer 402 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, the 135-kWh option will be appraised 754 horsepower and 826 pound-feet, while the 180-kWh show is evaluated 700 horsepower and 826 pound-feet. Evidently purchasers will have the capacity to "unlock" more power after buy on account of over-the-air updates.

Rivian's R1T A 400 Mile Luxury Electric Pickup Truck That Does 0-60 MPH In 3 Seconds
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Since there is no engine in front, the R1T's hood rather opens to uncover a "frunk," ready to store 11.6 cubic feet of stuff. In a demo, Rivian staff members demonstrated they could without much of a stretch stow a cooler,  backpack and another duffel bag in there. Out back, the payload bed has a completely level structure and measures 54.5 inches wide and 55.1 inches wide - more extensive than however not exactly as long as the bed of a Ridgeline, to give one point of reference. 

Rivian's R1T A 400 Mile Luxury Electric Pickup Truck That Does 0-60 MPH In 3 Seconds
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At the base of the truck's C-column is another smart storage alternative called the Gear Tunnel. It's intended for fitting snowboards, golf sacks or strollers inside the truck's body. 

Rivian has planned its very own rack-mounting framework with expandable cross-bars that can be stowed inside the frunk. They're designed to attach and detach easily using custom hooks in the cargo bed, the bed sides and on the roof, and were particularly designed to deliver as little aero drag as possible. 

Rivian's R1T A 400 Mile Luxury Electric Pickup Truck That Does 0-60 MPH In 3 Seconds
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A computer controlled air suspension builds ground clearance from roughly 9.5 creeps to 14 crawls for better off-road capability, or brings it down to under 8-creeps to make the vehicle simpler to enter and load. Since there's as of now a compressor available, Rivian introduced a air pump valve in the bed, alongside electrical plugs and a surveillance camera framework to screen anything put away in it. 

The cabin includes a digital instrument bunch and a large central display  for the infotainment framework. It's trimmed in a blend of real wood and synthetic upholstery  motivated by sports gear to give the entire thing a top notch feel that you wouldn't fret getting filthy, as indicated by CEO. R.J. Scaringe. 

Rivian's R1T A 400 Mile Luxury Electric Pickup Truck That Does 0-60 MPH In 3 Seconds
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Scaringe likewise guarantees that the R1T will be outfitted with the majority of the cameras, sensors and situating innovation required for Level 3 self-driving functionality, which takes into consideration autonomous control in specific areas and circumstances. 

The R1T will likewise be entirely costly. It will begin at $69,000, or $61,500 with the $7,500 government tax rebate, however evaluating would obviously vary depending upon which battery pack and options a purchaser chose.

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