The arrival of the all-electric pickup truck, 2022 Rivian R1T, is just around the corner. According to the manufacturer, the R1T should be released at the end of this year, aiming to be one of the first EV trucks offered on the market. If you didn’t know, the main rival Tesla Cybertruck is postponed for the following year, meaning that the throne space is still unoccupied.
American automaker and automotive technology company Rivian recently released a new batch of photos, and we must admit, the new R1T looks futuristic. They also promise impressive performances thanks to four separate electric motors producing 750 horsepower and 829 lb-ft of torque.
2022 Rivian R1T Design, Dimensions
The upcoming 2022 Rivian R1T pickup truck will definitively lure many buyers with its futuristic look. It features a horizontal light bar that serves as both a daytime running light and a charge-level indicator when it is on charging. The same design is present on the taillights.
Besides, the Rivian R1T also comes with air suspension that enables a wide range of heights. According to the manufacturer, this truck offers excellent off-roading abilities thanks to an incredible 14.1 inches of ground clearance. On top of that, Rivian stated that the new truck could water up to 42.3 inches in depth.
Modern and Techy Interior
The interior of the 2022 Rivian R1T looks much better than the Cybertruck. Basically, this model is filled with technology combined with modern touches. It’s available in a double-cab form, allowing seating for five passengers. Minimal controls and large screens highlight the interior of the Rivian flagship truck.
Rivian hasn’t given much details about features, but we should expect Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot to be standard. The company also confirms, that the R1T will also have Level 3 autonomy, giving you the ability to drive without the need for the hands-on steering wheel.
2022 Rivian R1T Powertrain Specs
The all-new 2022 Rivian R1T is a pickup truck that uses four separate motors, one at each wheel. Thanks to that, R1T gets instant power and the ability to vary traction needs in the blink of an eye. According to the company, the motors are rated to produce up to 750 horsepower and 829 lb-ft of torque. These are absolutely amazing figures, resulting in acceleration from 0-60 mph in three seconds.
As the main rival Cybertruck, the R1T should also be offered with three different battery variants. This model will be available from the official information with eider the 105 kWh, 135 kWh, and 180 kWh battery. The entry-level model will use a 105-kWh battery providing 230 miles of range, while the 135-kWh version 300 miles. The last and the largest 180 kWh battery is the game changer with its range of 400 miles. Towing figure is also available, and the R1T can tow up to 11,000 pounds.
2022 Rivian R1T Release Date, Price
The release date of the new 2022 Rivain R1T is set for the end of this year. In addition, this truck will most likely be the first electric pickup that will be available to purchase.
As we mentioned, the main rival Tesla postponed the release date of the Cybertruck for 2022, leaving the throne space unoccupied. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the R1T starts at $69,000, which is roughly twice the cost of the Tesla’s Cybertruck.