There is a lot of curiosity about Rivian models. The cars, named R1S and R1T, have yet to begin to face the market, but the support of Jeff Bezos and the Amazon universe, as well as the particular positive moment for electric cars globally, bodes well for the debut. Without detracting from traditional houses, there is always the hope that each new manufacturer has the potential to become a protagonist on the market. As happened, for example, to Tesla.
In a video posted by Rivian founder and CEO, RJ Scaringe, an R1S is seen climbing like an ibex on the steep rocky roads of Utah, near Moab. The driver, not at all frightened by the slope, takes advantage of the electric torque of the Rivian model and consequently demonstrates its full potential.
— RJ Scaringe (@RJScaringe) July 23, 2021
From the video it seems that the characteristic R1S SUV has no particular difficulties, and you just notice a little extra push from the wheels for greater traction. In the model there are four electric motors, positioned one for each wheel. The overall power of the car is an impressive 754 horsepower. In the specific case of the video, the battery configuration is not known, but in the price list there should be two or three specifications with a lower price for the vehicle with autonomy of just over 400 kilometers, while the version capable of guaranteeing 500 kilometers will also be available. for each refill.
A Jeep Wrangler submerged under water
However, the R1S SUV will not arrive in pole position on the Rivian market. Instead, the R1T model will start, for now only in the United States, next September.