Tesla or Rivian? It is just a matter of time when will the first all-electric truck appear on the market. According to trusted sources from the automotive industry, the 2021 Rivian R1T is set for debut next year. From this point of view, it still seems like an impossible project. But, Rivian is the company that grows fast, and its rise will speed up when all-electric motors take over the dominance from conventional petrol units.
The new truck will be a leader in range with 400 miles in a single charge. The electric motor of the 2021 Rivian R1T Pickup Truck will be able to speed up to 60 mph in just 3 seconds. We will see how this model is going to perform off-road. The company announced that R1T is going to tow up to 11,000 pounds. Of course, the concept’s design is futuristic. The first thing you will notice are headlights in the shape of vertical pills. The interior is as luxurious as the cockpit of the premium SUVs and sedans.
2021 Rivian R1T Specs
The numbers Rivian announced are stunning. The electric pickup truck is going to have a range of 400 miles. At least! It comes from 180 kWh batteries that will also add a massive output. The truck will need only 3 seconds for 0-60 mph sprint. Furthermore, the 2021 Rivian R1T will take only 50 minutes to recharge to 80 percent, using the quick charging system. Standard outlets will need more time. The fast charger will refill the battery in two hours. Chiefs in the company said that the towing capacity of the R1T will be around 11,000 pounds. This is on par with tough V8 engines for full-size pickups. Well, in this case, the truck will consume more energy, and the battery will last shorter.
What Will Rivian R1T Look Like?
The new truck looks very futuristic. The concept we saw had a lot of eye-catching details. All in all, we never had a chance to see such a vehicle. Up front, there is a long strip and headlights that take vertical pill shape. Between them is the strip of LED lamp. The multifunctional lamp will light green when the truck is on charging. Side panels look much more conservative. At the back of the pickup, we can find wide lights, like on the front fascia. Skid plates are also there to protect the body. It unveils the off-road nature of the 2021 Rivian R1T pickup truck.
The cockpit of the truck is full of premium features and options. It will definitely be the luxury pickup. The priority of designing the interior was cleaning. Seats, big screens, mats, and everything inside will be easy to wipe. Of course, there are advanced infotainment and connectivity options, such as USB ports, and Bluetooth. A 110 V outlet will let you power any electric device with the truck’s generator. The good thing about an electric pickup is the availability of the front trunk. Most controls for the 2021 Rivian R1T will be available through a Rivian smartphone app.
2021 Rivian R1T Price
We mentioned examples of the most powerful and most expensive option with 180 kWh battery. Well, there will be probably two other configurations that use smaller drivetrain. All in all, the 2021 Rivian R1T won’t start under $70,000. Top of the range models will have a six-digit price. More about this model will be official next year. Until then, we could see the premiere of Tesla Model T pickup truck.