Rivian will expand its offer in 2023, with the arrival of twin-engine versions. The R1T and R1S electric pickups and SUVs will have a two-motor version, not four.
The electric car start-up therefore plans to offer its customers less radical versions of the two vehicles. Currently, the R1T and R1S only have a quadruple motor, one for each wheel.
It will be different next year with the arrival of these less radical versions. Two versions of 600 and 700 horsepower, against more than 800 for the moment, will be available for purchase.
Two batteries will be available for this new version of both models. The first will offer 418 kilometers of autonomy, according to the EPA cycle in force in the United States. The second, of greater capacity, will make it possible to accomplish 640 kilometers between two charges.
The manufacturer also plans to add a third battery to its range in the future. This will only arrive in 2024, and only on the R1T. Indeed, the smaller size of the R1S will not allow him to board it.
“When our Dual Motor four-wheel drive system arrives for the R1T and R1S next year, you can choose a standard version capable of delivering 600 horsepower and 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, or a version that increases the power at around 700 horsepower, and sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds”the brand wrote in a tweet.
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