LA Auto Show 2018
The US Start Rivian has announced a purely electrically driven pickup. Rivian R1T EV should start already in 2020. Now there is the first information.
Tesla boss Elon Musk promised years ago a purely electrically driven pickup truck. They should come after the planned crossover model Y in about two years. If he does not keep his word, he will slow down at the start of Rivian from Ohio because Rivian wants his R1T EV on US roads by 2020. According to the current plans, however, the first cars will be available by 2019. Premiere of Rivian R1T EV in a 92% series of finished version at LA Auto Show.
Rivian R1T EV comes with its double cabin and four doors in the typical American pickup truck format. It is just under 5.50 meters and has a wheelbase of 3.45 meters. Strong front and rear overhangs and a variable ground clearance of 20 to 35 centimeters thanks to adjustable air suspension, sufficient terrain capacity should be ensured. Depth depth should be about one meter. Thanks to the low overall center of gravity, the rating is a remarkable 45 degrees.
Up to 640 km range
In the overall concept, Rivian, like many conventional drivers, uses a steel ladder frame with an attached aluminum plastic body. However, Rivian uses the frame to shine the complete battery in addition to the drive components. Depending on the configuration, this is 105, 135 or 180 kWh and allows intervals up to 640 kilometers. Battery upgrades should be possible over the air. The batteries should be able to bunker new energy with fast charge up to 160 kW. In 50 minutes 80 percent of the capacity is charged in 30 minutes to power enough power for about 320 kilometers.
Truck with plug
The unit is equipped with four electric motors, one on each wheel. The power of the individual engines is given as 147 kW, the total system power is 588 kW. The total torque is between 560 and 120 Nm. Equipped with the top configuration, the nearly 2.7 ton long Rivian is set to increase for just over three seconds. The top speed is 200 km / h. The load area will be 800 kg, the truck's load shall be five tonnes. The loading area with electric rear door measures approx. 1.40 with 1.50 meters. In addition, Rivian offers a covered load space under the front cover and a tunnel bin behind the double cabin. The doors can also be used as driving licenses.
Prices from $ 70,000
The interior comes as standard with a large glass roof and two large touch screens. One acts as an instrument cluster, the other as an infotainment center. Via a third touch screen, the rear passengers can configure the settings. On the way into the terrain, Rivian R1T can drive autonomously to level 3, sensors, cameras and Lidar technology are on board.
As a base prize Rivian for a model with a long line and simple equipment of $ 85,000 in a prospect. With the coming later base battery, the price will fall to almost 70,000 dollars.
The Rivian models, like the batteries, will be built in a former Mitsubishi factory in Illinois. During the first year 20,000 cars will be built, later production is expected to increase to 50,000 units per year.
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