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Someone Caught The Rivian R1T Testing In Argentina -
Here's Your First Look!
September 2, 2019  Sidd Dhimaan  

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https://twitter.com/Autoblogcomar/status/1167755985877950464
Autoblog Argentina ??????  @Autoblogcomar
Dos pick-ups Rivian RT1 (100% eléctricas) llegaron a Ushuaia para poner en
marcha una travesía por toda América.
Nota, fotos y videos acá  (Two Rivian RT1 pick-ups (100% electric) arrived
in Ushuaia to launch a crossing throughout America. Note, photos and videos
here):
https://autoblog.com.ar/2019/08/31/rivian-rt1-y-harley-davidson-livewire-en-ushuaia-dos-pick-ups-y-cuatro-motos-haran-una-travesia-electrica-por-toda-america/
…@Rivian
Embedded video
6:08 AM - Aug 31, 2019
]

We are excited to see the truck in the real world, but a number of minor
changes have dampened our spirits somehow

We’ve seen the Rivian R1T during various events and we are mighty impressed
with what RJ Scaringe, the CEO, has managed to come up for it. Rivian has
released trailers and pictures of the pickup truck and it sure looks great.
However, it was never really spied or seen on the roads to get an idea of
what it looks like in real-world conditions; after all, things can be
deceiving when viewed under shiny lights. But the truck was recently spotted
testing in Argentina and we have to say, it does not disappoint.

Capacity

Is This The Same Rivian Truck We Saw Before?

A pair of Rivian R1T pickup trucks were spotted in Tierra del Fuego, an
island chain shared by Chile and Argentina. It is known for its glaciers,
snowy mountains, and wind-sculpted trees. The fact that the trucks were seen
here shows how extensively and vigorously Rivian is testing the pickup
truck. The photos were uploaded on Rivianforums.com and enthusiasts were
quick to note down the differences this potential pre-production version has
in comparison to the concept version we’ve seen previously. First, let’s
talk about the exterior. This is the first time the R1T wears the badges and
logos on the body. It’s also the first time the truck is seen in white
shade. Tow hooks can be seen on the front bumper, where the concept version
had glossy black panels, whilst the rear bumper is seen with changes made to
the shape and diffusers.

    The quarter windows on the rear doors did not make its way here from the
concept version, and neither did the silver metal hooks on the rear bumper.

Another big change is the location of the charger port that has been moved
from the passenger side to the driver’s side at the front. The door handles
look slightly different whereas the wing mirrors are a tad bit larger than
what we have seen previously. This R1T, just like the concept version, rides
on Pirelli Scorpion all-terrain tires, and the front fenders come with
orange reflectors on them. The back of the truck is seen with a thicker
spoiler at the edge along with two high-mounted brake lights and two slots
to channel air down the backlight. The R1T concept showcased an exciting
feature - two fold-down steps under the rear bumper that would enable easy
access to the bed with the tailgate up. But, as it turns out, even those are
missing here. Looks like the R1T has lost out on a lot of cool features.

I Hope It’s Not Some Cost-Cutting Exercise

On the inside, the steering wheel has lost all its charm. The concept’s
steering wheel came with two scroll wheels and a square center design, and
it represented a very minimalist design. However, Rivian seems to have
replaced it with a full black unit that comes with a round center and
numerous spoke controls, so it looks like it’s borrowed from a regular
sedan.

    To make things worse, carbon fiber inserts between the concept wheels'
spokes have also been eliminated.

If it’s of any consolation, the interior shows off the Black Mountain color
scheme in black and gray. This theme will be offered along with the other
two interior themes - Forrest Edge and Lunar Rock.

What We Know About The Truck Until Now

Speaking of the truck, Rivian is marketing it as an off-road, lifestyle
adventure pickup, and is targeting it as a family camper. The performance
specs are very impressive, as Rivian claims it can sprint to 60 mph from a
standstill in three seconds. While Tesla and Ford are on a towing war,
Rivian prefers to remain out of it. When Tesla announced that its pickup
truck will be able to tow up to 300,000 pounds, Ford decided to counter it.
The Blue Oval released a video wherein the F-150 electric prototype can be
seen towing up to 1.25 million pounds.

    Rivian, on the other hand, comes with a towing and payload rating of
11,000 pounds and 1,760 pounds respectively. This is nowhere close to its
rivals’ figures.

Nevertheless, Rivian is offering some attractive features like an adjustable
air suspension that can raise the R1T from 7.9 inches to 14.2 inches by the
press of a button, a 15.6-inch touchscreen system on the dashboard, a
12.3-inch instrument cluster, and Level 3 autonomy, to name a few. Rivian
also announced a camper for the R1T. This comes with roof rack-mounted
Maxtrax recovery boards, a built-in air compressor, a shovel, and a Hi-Lift
jack. Other than this, the Ford and Amazon-funded company will also offer a
pull-out kitchen for the R1T. This retractable kitchen includes two
induction burners, cookware, utensils, and a sink with five gallons of water
storage to prepare the meals with and wash the dishes. The battery
consumption for the same is 20 kWh to cook for a week; or just 11-percent of
the largest 180 kWh Rivian battery pack.

Rivian has also offered a 12V refrigerator in the front trunk.
00:00
As of Now, It Looks To Be The Strongest Of The Lot On Paper

In terms of storage, there is a horizontal hollow space in the truck which
is disguised as a storage space, but that’s actually where the gear tunnel
would go in a combustion engine. The frunk is also quite large at 11.6-cubic
feet. Coming to the powertrain specs, The R1T churns out 788 ponies that
gallop you to the 60 mph mark in three seconds flat.

    Four electric motors - one connected to each wheel - make 197 horsepower
each.

Rivian has made the R1T available in three battery pack options; 105 kWh,
135 kWh, and 180 kWh. The R1T with the biggest pack can be driven for 400
miles on a single charge. The 0-60 mph mark is achieved in 4.9 seconds with
the smallest battery pack and in 3.2 seconds with the largest battery pack.

Rivian R1T specifications Powertrain: 105 kWh, 135 kWh, 180 kWh battery
pack; electric motors
System Output: 788 horsepower
0 to 60 MPH: 3.2 - 4.9 seconds
Top Speed: 125 mph
Range: 400 miles

Conclusion

As for the pricing, the Rivian R1T starts at $69,000 and can be booked by
paying a $1,000 deposit. When compared to the Tesla pickup’s price, you’ll
have to shell out around $20,000 more for the R1T. With all these feature
cuts, is the higher asking price justified? Share your thoughts in the
comments section below ...
[© topspeed.com]


https://www.rivianforums.com/threads/preproduction-rivian-r1t-spotted-testing-at-tierra-del-fuego.267/
Rivian Forums


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Asian cities turn to electric vehicles in anti-pollution drive
BANGKOK: Asian cities are switching to electric vehicles in a bid to tackle
worsening air quality, cut climate changing emissions ... As older, more
polluting vehicles were phased out, Manila and Tacloban cities backed solar
and electric-powered jeepneys ... Beijing.cn has greatly improved its air
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On Sun, 8 Sep 2019 at 21:07, brucedp5 via EV <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
>
>
> https://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/someone-caught-the-rivian-r1t-testing-in-argentinahere-s-your-first-look-ar186435.html
> Someone Caught The Rivian R1T Testing In Argentina -
> Here's Your First Look!
> September 2, 2019  Sidd Dhimaan
>
> [images
> https://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201909/someone-caught-the-r-3_800x0w.jpg
>
> https://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201909/someone-caught-the-r_800x0w.jpg
>
> https://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201909/someone-caught-the-r-2-2_800x0w.jpg
>
> https://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201909/someone-caught-the-r-3_800x0w.jpg
>
> https://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201811/the-2020-rivian-r1t--33_800x0w.jpg
>
>
> share
> https://twitter.com/Autoblogcomar/status/1167755985877950464
> Autoblog Argentina ??????  @Autoblogcomar
> Dos pick-ups Rivian RT1 (100% eléctricas) llegaron a Ushuaia para poner en
> marcha una travesía por toda América.
> Nota, fotos y videos acá  (Two Rivian RT1 pick-ups (100% electric) arrived
> in Ushuaia to launch a crossing throughout America. Note, photos and videos
> here):
> https://autoblog.com.ar/2019/08/31/rivian-rt1-y-harley-davidson-livewire-en-ushuaia-dos-pick-ups-y-cuatro-motos-haran-una-travesia-electrica-por-toda-america/
> …@Rivian
> Embedded video
> 6:08 AM - Aug 31, 2019
> ]
>
> We are excited to see the truck in the real world, but a number of minor
> changes have dampened our spirits somehow
>
> We’ve seen the Rivian R1T during various events and we are mighty impressed
> with what RJ Scaringe, the CEO, has managed to come up for it. Rivian has
> released trailers and pictures of the pickup truck and it sure looks great.
> However, it was never really spied or seen on the roads to get an idea of
> what it looks like in real-world conditions; after all, things can be
> deceiving when viewed under shiny lights. But the truck was recently spotted
> testing in Argentina and we have to say, it does not disappoint.
>
> Capacity
>
> Is This The Same Rivian Truck We Saw Before?
>
> A pair of Rivian R1T pickup trucks were spotted in Tierra del Fuego, an
> island chain shared by Chile and Argentina. It is known for its glaciers,
> snowy mountains, and wind-sculpted trees. The fact that the trucks were seen
> here shows how extensively and vigorously Rivian is testing the pickup
> truck. The photos were uploaded on Rivianforums.com and enthusiasts were
> quick to note down the differences this potential pre-production version has
> in comparison to the concept version we’ve seen previously. First, let’s
> talk about the exterior. This is the first time the R1T wears the badges and
> logos on the body. It’s also the first time the truck is seen in white
> shade. Tow hooks can be seen on the front bumper, where the concept version
> had glossy black panels, whilst the rear bumper is seen with changes made to
> the shape and diffusers.
>
>     The quarter windows on the rear doors did not make its way here from the
> concept version, and neither did the silver metal hooks on the rear bumper.
>
> Another big change is the location of the charger port that has been moved
> from the passenger side to the driver’s side at the front. The door handles
> look slightly different whereas the wing mirrors are a tad bit larger than
> what we have seen previously. This R1T, just like the concept version, rides
> on Pirelli Scorpion all-terrain tires, and the front fenders come with
> orange reflectors on them. The back of the truck is seen with a thicker
> spoiler at the edge along with two high-mounted brake lights and two slots
> to channel air down the backlight. The R1T concept showcased an exciting
> feature - two fold-down steps under the rear bumper that would enable easy
> access to the bed with the tailgate up. But, as it turns out, even those are
> missing here. Looks like the R1T has lost out on a lot of cool features.
>
> I Hope It’s Not Some Cost-Cutting Exercise
>
> On the inside, the steering wheel has lost all its charm. The concept’s
> steering wheel came with two scroll wheels and a square center design, and
> it represented a very minimalist design. However, Rivian seems to have
> replaced it with a full black unit that comes with a round center and
> numerous spoke controls, so it looks like it’s borrowed from a regular
> sedan.
>
>     To make things worse, carbon fiber inserts between the concept wheels'
> spokes have also been eliminated.
>
> If it’s of any consolation, the interior shows off the Black Mountain color
> scheme in black and gray. This theme will be offered along with the other
> two interior themes - Forrest Edge and Lunar Rock.
>
> What We Know About The Truck Until Now
>
> Speaking of the truck, Rivian is marketing it as an off-road, lifestyle
> adventure pickup, and is targeting it as a family camper. The performance
> specs are very impressive, as Rivian claims it can sprint to 60 mph from a
> standstill in three seconds. While Tesla and Ford are on a towing war,
> Rivian prefers to remain out of it. When Tesla announced that its pickup
> truck will be able to tow up to 300,000 pounds, Ford decided to counter it.
> The Blue Oval released a video wherein the F-150 electric prototype can be
> seen towing up to 1.25 million pounds.
>
>     Rivian, on the other hand, comes with a towing and payload rating of
> 11,000 pounds and 1,760 pounds respectively. This is nowhere close to its
> rivals’ figures.
>
> Nevertheless, Rivian is offering some attractive features like an adjustable
> air suspension that can raise the R1T from 7.9 inches to 14.2 inches by the
> press of a button, a 15.6-inch touchscreen system on the dashboard, a
> 12.3-inch instrument cluster, and Level 3 autonomy, to name a few. Rivian
> also announced a camper for the R1T. This comes with roof rack-mounted
> Maxtrax recovery boards, a built-in air compressor, a shovel, and a Hi-Lift
> jack. Other than this, the Ford and Amazon-funded company will also offer a
> pull-out kitchen for the R1T. This retractable kitchen includes two
> induction burners, cookware, utensils, and a sink with five gallons of water
> storage to prepare the meals with and wash the dishes. The battery
> consumption for the same is 20 kWh to cook for a week; or just 11-percent of
> the largest 180 kWh Rivian battery pack.
>
> Rivian has also offered a 12V refrigerator in the front trunk.
> 00:00
> As of Now, It Looks To Be The Strongest Of The Lot On Paper
>
> In terms of storage, there is a horizontal hollow space in the truck which
> is disguised as a storage space, but that’s actually where the gear tunnel
> would go in a combustion engine. The frunk is also quite large at 11.6-cubic
> feet. Coming to the powertrain specs, The R1T churns out 788 ponies that
> gallop you to the 60 mph mark in three seconds flat.
>
>     Four electric motors - one connected to each wheel - make 197 horsepower
> each.
>
> Rivian has made the R1T available in three battery pack options; 105 kWh,
> 135 kWh, and 180 kWh. The R1T with the biggest pack can be driven for 400
> miles on a single charge. The 0-60 mph mark is achieved in 4.9 seconds with
> the smallest battery pack and in 3.2 seconds with the largest battery pack.
>
> Rivian R1T specifications Powertrain:   105 kWh, 135 kWh, 180 kWh battery
> pack; electric motors
> System Output:  788 horsepower
> 0 to 60 MPH:    3.2 - 4.9 seconds
> Top Speed:      125 mph
> Range:  400 miles
>
> Conclusion
>
> As for the pricing, the Rivian R1T starts at $69,000 and can be booked by
> paying a $1,000 deposit. When compared to the Tesla pickup’s price, you’ll
> have to shell out around $20,000 more for the R1T. With all these feature
> cuts, is the higher asking price justified? Share your thoughts in the
> comments section below ...
> [© topspeed.com]
>
>
> https://www.rivianforums.com/threads/preproduction-rivian-r1t-spotted-testing-at-tierra-del-fuego.267/
> Rivian Forums
>
>
> +
> https://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/asian-cities-turn-to-electric-vehicles-in-anti-pollution-drive/71005088
> Asian cities turn to electric vehicles in anti-pollution drive
> BANGKOK: Asian cities are switching to electric vehicles in a bid to tackle
> worsening air quality, cut climate changing emissions ... As older, more
> polluting vehicles were phased out, Manila and Tacloban cities backed solar
> and electric-powered jeepneys ... Beijing.cn has greatly improved its air
> quality by switching to EVs ...
>
>
>
>
> For EVLN EV-newswire posts use:
>  http://evdl.org/archive/
>
>
> {brucedp.neocities.org}
>
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